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Changzhou Globe Tool Group Recalls Electric Log Splitters Due to Laceration or Amputation Hazard; Firm to Provide Additional On-Product Warnings; Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores

  • Recalled electric log splitter
Name of Product:
Task Force 5-ton electric log splitters
Hazard:
The electric log splitters have a hydraulic arm that, during use, slides under the handle used to move the machine. The moving hydraulic arm poses a laceration or amputation injury hazard to individuals who place their hands on that handle while the splitter is in operation.
Remedy:
New Instructions
Recall Date:
July 07, 2011
Units:
About 20,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information contact Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. toll-free at (866) 456-8934 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or send an e-mail tologsplitter@sunrisetools.ca

Recall Details

Description:

The log splitters are silver and black, electric 5-ton models. The log splitter brand name, model and item number below is included in this recall.

 

Brand NameMfg. Model No.Item Number
Task Force 26083 241483

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

Remedy:

Consumers 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.

Incidents/Injuries:

There have been two reports of injuries including a fingertip amputation of an 18-year-old man and one finger laceration injury of a 60-year-old man. Both individuals were injured after placing their hands on the handle while the splitter was in operation.

Sold Exclusively At

Lowe's stores nationwide from January 2008 through March 2011 for about $300.

Manufacturer(s):
Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

L G Sourcing, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, NC

Recall number:
11-273
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