|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 367-5526
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Torcofix/Torcoflex and Mountz Torque Wrenches
Units: About 670
Importer: Mountz Inc., of San Jose, Calif.
Manufacturer: Richard Abraham Herder KG, of Solingen, Germany
Hazard: The internal spring mechanism on the wrench can fail or break, allowing bolts or screws to break or become unscrewed, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystander.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The wrenches were sold under three styles names: Richard Abraham Herder KG "Gedore/Rahsol" label, the Mountz "Titan" label, and the Mountz "Erico" label. Only wrenches with the serial numbers within the following ranges are included in the recall:
|From serial no.||To serial no.|
Recalled wrenches include the following product/brand names and model numbers:
|Product/Brand Name||Model Nos.|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX K with Ratchet||4550-10; 4550-20; 4550-30; 4550-40|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFLEX K with Ratchet||3550-07; 3550-10; 3550-20; 3550-30; 3550-2006|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX Z with Spigot||4410-01; 4420-01; 4430-01; 4440-01|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX SE with rectangle holder||4100-01; 4200-02; 4201-01; 4300-01; 4301-01|
|GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX K US with Ratchet||6550-15; 6551-07; 6551-10; 6551-30; 6551-60|
|MOUNTZ TITAN with Ratchet||280012; 280013; 280014|
|MOUNTZ TITAN with Spigot||280022; 280023; 280024|
|MOUNTZ ERICO ELT110D with Ratchet||ELT110D|
The serial number is printed on the side of every torque wrench and the model number is printed on the label on the front and the back of the steel tube.
Sold by: Mountz Inc. through wholesale catalog sales and wholesale through industrial distributors, private label (Erico) and direct to OEM's mostly in North America from July 2006 through April 2008 for between about $150 and $300.
Manufactured in: Solingen, Germany
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wrenches and contact Richard Abraham Herder KG to receive a repair or replacement wrench. Recalled wrenches can be sent to:
|KLANN Tools, Inc.
7187 Bryhawke Circle, Suite 700
North Charleston, SC 29418
19051 Underwood Road
Foley, AL 36535
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact KLANN Tools toll-free at (866) 367-5526 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the firm's Web site at www.klanngedore.com(pdf)
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