RECALL: PSI chuck with interchangable jaws
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https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Penn-S...ion-Hazard

Quote:Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems Due to Laceration Hazard

     


Recalled quick change jaw chuck systems
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Name of product:
Quick change jaw chuck systems
Hazard:
The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off, posing a laceration hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
December 11, 2018
Units:
About 1,000
Consumer Contact:
Penn State Industries at 800-377-7297 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at CSCBARR5.recall@pennstateind.com or online at www.pennstateind.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information. 
Recall Details
Description:
This recall involves Penn State Industries CSCBARR5 quick change jaw chuck systems used with woodworking lathes. The recalled jaw chuck systems are made of steel, are silver in color and measure about 3.875 inches in diameter. “PSI Woodworking Products” and product number “CSCBARR5” are printed on the side of the chuck.
 
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jaw chuck systems and contact Penn State Industries to receive a full refund of the purchase price. 
Incidents/Injuries:
Penn State Industries has received seven reports of the jaw loosening or ejecting from the chuck. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At:
Blackwater River Tools, Klingspor Woodworking, L&R Collectables, Long Island Woodworking Supply, Penn State Industries, Sumner Woodworking Store, The Woodwork Shop, Woodturningz , Woodworkers Emporium and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from March 2017 through August 2018 for between $180 and $250.
Manufacturer(s):
Industrial Supply Ltd., of China
Importer(s):
Penn State Industries, of Philadelphia, Pa.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
19-045




This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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  Re: RECALL: PSI chuck with interchangable jaws by iclark (https://www.cpsc.gov...)
Just wondering what would cause the cuts when the hands are away from the chuck.  I am thinking any chuck will cause the same when the hand or fingers gets in contact with it.

It just sounds like a lame person might be behind this.  What do you think?
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  Re: RECALL: PSI chuck with interchangable jaws by iclark (https://www.cpsc.gov...)
Arlin,

Here is the critical part:

Quote:The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off, posing a laceration hazard.

Having chuck jaws flying across the room can be hazardous. When the object being turned then leaves the 2 or 3 jaw chuck, I would expect that worse than lacerations could happen.

Do note that this is the quick-change jaw version chuck.
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  Re: RE: RECALL: PSI chuck with interchangable jaws by iclark (Arlin, Here is th...)
(12-13-2018, 02:51 PM)iclark Wrote: Arlin,

Here is the critical part:


Having chuck jaws flying across the room can be hazardous. When the object being turned then leaves the 2 or 3 jaw chuck, I would expect that worse than lacerations could happen.

Do note that this is the quick-change jaw version chuck.


Don't imagine those using the jaws in a mortise would have the problem.
Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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  Re: RECALL: PSI chuck with interchangable jaws by iclark (https://www.cpsc.gov...)
I do not know MM.  If it does get loose while turning it will have everything flying everywhere.  I hope they get it fixed and thinking they might have bought a EWT chuck to copy it and did not get something right.
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  Re: RE: RECALL: PSI chuck with interchangable jaws by Arlin Eastman (I do not know MM.  I...)
(12-14-2018, 01:00 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: I do not know MM.  If it does get loose while turning it will have everything flying everywhere.  I hope they get it fixed and thinking they might have bought a EWT chuck to copy it and did not get something right.


The jaws are released by traveling outward.  If they're held by the mortise and the chuck, there should be ample warning. 

I know one fool who has, on a couple of occasions, failed to secure a screw in one jaw on a Nova.  Aside from a red face and a blue atmosphere … nothing.
Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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  Re: RECALL: PSI chuck with interchangable jaws by iclark (https://www.cpsc.gov...)
Scary but funny on how you said it.  Yes Laugh Laugh Laugh
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