Earlier this month Skil posted a recall affecting approximately 811,000 circular saws including the 5650, 5700, 5750, and 5755 models. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision press release, Skil says these these saws’ trigger switches “can be locked on or the switch can be turned on without the use of the safety lock out. This can case unexpected operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.”
Check out the release (linked below) to see a list of the affected serial numbers/date codes, or contact Skil at (866) 761-5572 for more information.
(Thanks, Pat, for the tip!)
Skil Circ Saw Recall [CPSC.gov]