Recall: SpeeCo Fence Wire Stretchers
On 2016-08-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding SpeeCo Fence Wire Stretchers due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2015 for about $40.
About 60,000 units are involved in this SpeeCo wire stretchers recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Wire & Wire-Related category in 2016.
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What is the problem?
A recoiling wire can be released from the stretcher unexpectedly and strike bystanders, posing a laceration hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves SpeeCo's fence wire stretchers, with or without a ratchet control, used for gripping and tightening any type of wire. The black stretcher has a rubber grip on the lever handle. It measures about 12 inches high, 1 inch wide and 32 inches long. SpeeCo and model S16111500, S161115TSC or S16112000 is printed on a label on the product packaging.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59788r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Ace and True Value hardware stores and other supply and farm ranch stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from April 2015 through August 2016 from about $40.
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 fence wire stretchers and contact SpeeCo to receive a full refund.
SpeeCo toll-free at 855-271-7189 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.speeco.com and click on Recalls for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reports of a recoiling wire releasing from the stretcher unexpectedly, which caused cuts, abrasions and scratches to the user.
+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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