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Safety Alert: Porter-Cable Cordless Nailer Poses Puncture Hazard [07/17/2006]

Safety Alert: Porter-Cable Cordless Nailer Poses Puncture Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today a public safety notice for the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using the products immediately and contact the firm for free caution labels and an instruction manual insert.

Name of Product: Porter-Cable Cordless Brad Nailer

Units: About 25,000

Manufacturer: Porter-Cable, of Jackson, Tenn.

Hazard: The nailer can eject a nail while the switch is in the "off" position if the trigger is pulled and it is placed on a surface. This can pose a serious injury to consumers or bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Porter-Cable has received two reports of injuries, including puncture wounds to the leg and back requiring surgical removal of the nail.

Description and Models: The nailer is used to drive nails into wood. Model number BN200V12 is located on the name plate on the magazine of the unit. "Porter+Cable" is printed on the nailer's motor housing.

Sold at: Major home center and hardware stores nationwide from September 2001 through December 2005 for between $230 and $280.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the nailer immediately and contact Porter-Cable to receive free caution labels and an instruction manual insert.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Porter-Cable toll-free at (800) 940-3126 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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