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Ryobi Recalls Router Throat Plates

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100,000 Ryobi Router Table throat plates are being recalled.

The throat plate can come loose during use and be ejected from the table top, posing a safety hazard and laceration risk.

So far, the company has received three reports of the plates becoming loose during use. Two of the three consumers were hit in the nose by the throat plates and had minor bruising and cuts.

The product recall includes Ryobi router tables with the model number RT101, that is located on the table’s data plate which is located on the front leg. These tables were pat of the Ryobi combo kits with model number R161RTA and R162RTA. Combo kit model numbers are labeled on the packaging.

A router table holds the router underneath the table. Instead of moving the router over the wood, the table allows the user to guide the wood for cutting. The throat plates are components of the table that consist of five yellow plastic rings. They serve as a guide for the router bit and provide a stable surface around the bit.

Consumers are advised to check their router tables to make sure the throat plate snaps securely into the router bit opening. If the plate doesn’t securely snap into place, consumers should immediately stop using the tool and contact One Word Technologies for a free replacement.