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Snow Peak Recalls Japanese Axe

  • Japanese Axe M
Name of Product:
Japanese Axe M
Hazard:
The handle of the axe can crack, allowing the axe head to come loose, posing a laceration or impact hazard to the user or bystanders.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 07, 2015
Units:
About 220
Consumer Contact

Snow Peak toll-free at (855) 407-8390 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall@snowpeak.com or online at www.snowpeak.com and click on the recall poster for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled Japanese Axe M has item number R-061 printed on the back page of the included manual. The black axe head measures 5-3/4 inches high by 4 inches wide and weighs 2 pounds. The axe handle measures 14 inches long and is made of a light colored maple. A small black snow flake (asterisk) is burnt into the handle near the hole at the end of the handle. The handle has a small hole near the end, which is used for hanging the axe. The axe was sold with a white leather holder for the axe head that attaches with a snap strap.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Japanese Axe M and return it to the Snow Peak's Portland retail store or contact Snow Peak for a free replacement axe.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received three reports of a cracked handle or loose head on the axe. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Outdoor equipment retail stores including Adventure 16, Backcountry Gear LTD, Camp Saver, Snow Peak Portland Store, UTE Mountaineer, and online at www.snowpeak.com from December 2013 through August 2014 for about $160.
Importer(s):

Snow Peak USA, of Portland, Ore.

Manufactured In:
Japan
Recall number:
15-130
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