Recall: STUBAI Ice Axes
On 2016-07-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding STUBAI Ice Axes due to a potential Laceration and Impact Hazards hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2015 for about $200.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Saws, Splitters & Hatchets category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The knife in the axe handle can detach, posing a laceration or impact hazard to the user or bystanders.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the STUBAI Tour Lite Telescope ice axe. The red and black axe ranges about 20 to 35 inches long with an aluminum head that is 9 inches long and 1 inch wide. "STUBAI" is printed on the top side of the axe above the black gripper. The axe weighs about one pound and can be adjusted from about 23 to 37 inches. The batch number is printed on the head and on the top of the shaft on the axe. The batch numbers included in this recall are: 865 on the head and 870 on the shaft.
These items were sold new+ at Hansen Mountaineering, International Rocky Trade, Mount Hunt Supplies and online at www.campsaver.com and from June 2015 through June 2016 for about $200.
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 recalled ice axe and contact STUBAI for instructions on receiving a free replacement axe.
Liberty Mountain at 800-366-2666 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.stubai-sports.com or http://www.libertymountain.com and click on product recall at the top of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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