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Recall: ECHO Bear Cat Log Splitters

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On 2012-05-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding ECHO Bear Cat Log Splitters due to a potential impact hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2007 for about $2600.

About 100 units are involved in this ECHO Bear Cat log splitter recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 3rd recall of products in the Saws, Splitters & Hatchets category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls, involving about 3 million product units.

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ECHO Bear Cat Log Splitters
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.bearcatproducts.com
Phone: (888) 625-4520

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What is the problem?

The end cap of the log splitter's hydraulic cylinder can break away from the body of the log splitter, posing an impact hazard to the user or bystander.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves ECHO Bear Cat brand hydraulic log splitter with model numbers LS27270 and LS27270T, with a date code of 012908 stamped on the hydraulic cylinder. The model number is printed on the main beam of the log splitters. The date code is stamped on the hydraulic cylinder near the capped end. The log splitters are black and orange with ECHO Bear Cat printed on the hydraulic cylinder.

These items were sold new+ at ECHO Bear Cat dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2012 for about $2,600.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the nearest dealer for instruction on receiving a free replacement cylinder installed by an authorized dealer.

For additional information, contact Crary Industries toll-free at (888)625-4520 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bearcatproducts.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Crary Industries has received three reports of the hydraulic cylinder end caps detaching resulting in one injury from a cylinder reportedly striking a consumer in the head.

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+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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