Hewitt Machine & Manufacturing Inc. at (800) 544-2067 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.hewitt-roll-a-dock.com and click on "2014 Lift Chains Recall" link at the bottom of the page for more information.
This recall includes Hewitt Machine & Manufacturing winches with model number 1501, 2001 and 2501 printed on the front label of the product. The winches can be used in various marine lifts. The products are silver, metal and measure 21 inches high by 12 inches wide by 8 inches deep. Recalled winches were manufactured December 2013 through September 2014 and have a date code in the MM YY format stamped on the front right side of the product.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled winches and contact Hewitt Machine & Manufacturing or their local dealer to arrange for a free replacement of the roller chains.
There have been six incidents of the roller chains breaking in the recalled winch housing. No injuries have been reported.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.