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ECHO Bear Cat Recalls Hydraulic Log Splitters Due to Impact Hazard

  • ECHO Bear Cat log splitter
Name of Product:
ECHO Bear Cat log splitters
Hazard:
The end cap of the log splitter's hydraulic cylinder can break away from the body of the log splitter, posing an impact hazard to the user or bystander.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 30, 2012
Units:
About 120
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Crary Industries toll-free at (888) 625-4520 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bearcatproducts.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves ECHO Bear Cat brand hydraulic log splitter with model numbers LS27270 and LS27270T, with a date code of 012908 stamped on the hydraulic cylinder. The model number is printed on the main beam of the log splitters. The date code is stamped on the hydraulic cylinder near the capped end. The log splitters are black and orange with ECHO Bear Cat printed on the hydraulic cylinder.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the nearest dealer for instruction on receiving a free replacement cylinder installed by an authorized dealer.

Incidents/Injuries:

rary Industries has received three reports of the hydraulic cylinder end caps detaching resulting in one injury from a cylinder reportedly striking a consumer in the head.

Sold At

ECHO Bear Cat dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2012 for about $2,600.

Manufacturer(s):
Crary Industries Inc. of West Fargo, N.D.
Manufactured In:
USA
Recall number:
12-189
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