Recall: Alltrade Tools Snap-on Ratcheting Tie Downs
On 2016-04-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Alltrade Tools Snap-on Ratcheting Tie Downs due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2015 for about $20.
About 100,000 units are involved in this Alltrade Tools tie down straps recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Tools Miscellaneous category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The ratchet handle can fail during use, releasing the secured load, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Snap-on ratcheting tie downs sold in a package of four. The 15 foot long tie downs are straps used to secure heavy items or oversize loads to trailers, trucks and hand trolleys. The product's ratchet mechanism is black and the straps are yellow with "Snap-On" printed in red across the strap. Product number 871343S is printed on the upper right corner of the packaging. Recalled units have at least one silver metal tab that is flush with the openings in the black metal ratchet handle.
These items were sold new+ at Sam's Club stores nationwide from May 2015 through September 2015 for about $20.00.
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 tie downs and return them to Sam's Club for a full refund.
Alltrade Tools at 800-994-4343 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.alltradetools.com and click on Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of the ratchet handle failing, resulting in the loss of a heavy load from the bed of a pickup truck. No injuries have been reported.
+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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