WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/SpeeCo-Recalls-Fence-Wire-Stretchers/
Name of Product: Fence wire stretchers
Hazard: A recoiling wire can be released from the stretcher unexpectedly and strike bystanders, posing a laceration hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fence wire stretchers and contact SpeeCo to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: 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.
Units: About 60,000 (in addition, 1,800 were sold in Canada)
Description: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of a recoiling wire releasing from the stretcher unexpectedly, which caused cuts, abrasions and scratches to the user.
Sold 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.
Importer: SpeeCo Inc., of Golden, Colo.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59788r-eng.php
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission