WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Rixson-Exterior-Gate-Closers-Recalled/
Name of Product: Exterior Gate Closers
Hazard: The gate closer mechanism can break and eject metal pieces including the spring or it can spray oil, posing a risk of injury.
Consumers should immediately stop using the gate and contact Rixson for information on safely removing the arm from the gate closer and returning for a free replacement gate closer. Rixson is contacting consumers who bought the recalled product directly.
Consumer Contact: Rixson toll-free at 866-474-9766 (Option 2) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or contact Assa Abloy Italia online at www.assaabloy.it and click on the "Rixson 1350 Gate Closer Corrective Action" box on the right-hand side of the page for more information.
Units: About 130
Description: This recall involves the Exterior Gate Closer Model 1350. The affected gate closer is affixed to external gates and has a body that is approximately 6.5 inches long, with a sliding arm that is about 3 feet in width when extended. The unit is marked on the side of the body with "MAB/ASSA ABLOY." The recall only includes units produced between January 2014 and December 2015. The unit's production date is stamped on the side of the gate closer body in a "week/year" format and can be accessed by removing the body's plastic housing.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 15 reports worldwide of mechanisms breaking and ejecting metal objects, including three in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Wholesale and hardware distributors from April 2015 through November 2015 for about $460.
Importer/Distributor: Rixson, of Monroe, N.C, a brand of Yale Security Inc. Yale Security is owned by Assa Abloy.
Manufacturer: Assa Abloy Italia S.p.a., of Italy
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission