Recall: 4-way Wedge Accessory For Hydraulic Log Splitters
On 2018-03-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 4-way Wedge Accessory For Hydraulic Log Splitters due to a potential Impact Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2016 for about $70.
About 5,000 units are involved in this SpeeCo and Woods Equipment Company hydraulic log splitter recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Saws, Splitters & Hatchets category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The 4-way wedge accessory can loosen or detach from the log splitter during operation and strike an operator or bystander
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves 4-way wedge accessories used on SpeeCo, CountyLine, Country Tuff, and Woods hydraulic log splitters. These log splitter accessories were sold under the SpeeCo and Woods brand names. The SpeeCo brand has model numbers 577483 and 581199. The Woods brand model is 581196. Brand names and model numbers are printed on the packaging.
These items were sold new+ at Tractor Supply Company stores in the U.S. from July 2016 through January 2018 under the SpeeCo brand; Orscheln Farm & Home Stores in the U.S. from August 2017 through January 2018 under the SpeeCo brand and authorized Woods dealers in the U.S. and Canada from August 2017 through January 2018 under the Woods brand for about $70.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled 4-way wedge accessory and return it to the place of purchase or contact SpeeCo or Woods for a full refund.
SpeeCo at 800-525-8322 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.speeco.com and click on the recall information banner for more information.Woods at 800-319-6637 for Tech Services between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.woodsequipment.com and click on the recall information banner for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of an operator struck by the 4-Way Wedge resulting in a concussion.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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