The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Robert Bosch Tool Corp., is recalling select models of the SKIL miter SkilSaw, a 10-in. compound miter saw. The lower guard on the tool can break and contact the blade during use, posing a laceration hazard to users. The firm has received no reports of incidents or injuries, however.
Approximately 22,149 units of the product, which was manufactured in China, were sold at Lowe's nationwide and OC Tanner from January 2012 to April 2012.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Bosch home appliances a 2012 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award.
Bosch, an Energy Star partner since 2007, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency. For instance, 100% of Bosch major appliances are Energy Star-rated and exceed federal energy standards in dishwashers by up to 97%, the company said. Bosch points to its Bosch 800 Plus dishwasher as the most energy- and water-efficient dishwasher in North America.
CPO Commerce, an on-line retailer of home-improvement products, has announced its acquisition of TylerTool.com, an e-commerce site that sells power tools and equipment to contractors and DIYers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Established in 1999, TylerTool.com offers DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Bosch, Porter Cable, and other brand name tools, as well as compressors, generators and other equipment.
When the curtain rises on the 2011 National Hardware Show, attendees will be treated to a steady stream of new product introductions from industry leaders like 3M, Robert Bosch Tool Corp., Char-broil, The Coleman Co., Jarden Safety & Security and many others.
Mount Prospect, Ill.-based Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has announced that Manfred Seitz will retire at the end of March 2011 as chairman, president and CEO after 34 years leading several different divisions of the Bosch Group.
The company said Terry Horan will succeed as president and CEO, effective April 1, 2011.