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Duramaxx 5-ton Electric Log Splitters

Starting date:
October 14, 2011
Posting date:
October 14, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002677

Affected products

Duramaxx 5-ton Electric Log Splitters

Product description

This recall involves Duramaxx 5-ton electric log splitters. The log splitters are silver and black. The following log splitters are included in this recall.

Table of Recalled/Affected Products
Brand Name Model Number Item Number
Duramaxx 26103 239714

The model number and item number are printed on the power switch label at the rear of the log splitter. The name "Duramaxx" is printed on the side rail of the log splitters.

Hazard identified

The hydraulic arm on the log splitter that slides under the handle used to move the machine can amputate fingertips or lacerate fingers if an individual grasps the handle while the log splitter is operating.

Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd has received two reports of injuries including a fingertip amputation and a finger laceration. Both individuals were injured after placing their hands on the handle of an operating log splitter.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these log splitters.

Number sold

Approximately 260 units of the affected products were sold at Lowe's stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2010 to March 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd.
CHINA
Importer
Lowe's Companies Canada, ULC
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers who have not received warning labels by mail should immediately stop using the recalled log splitters and contact Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. to receive a free set of warning labels including placement instructions.

For more information, consumers may contact Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. toll-free at 1-866-456-8934 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Saturday or send an e-mail.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the Electrical Safety Authority's website.