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SpeeCo Recalls Fence Wire Stretchers Due to Laceration Hazard

  • Recalled SpeeCo fence wire stretcher
  • Recalled SpeeCo fence wire stretcher with ratchet control
  • SpeeCo fence wire stretcher packaging
Name of Product:
Fence wire stretcher
Hazard:

A recoiling wire can be released from the fence wire stretcher unexpectedly and strike bystanders, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
August 11, 2016
Units:
About 60,000 (in addition, 1,800 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

SpeeCo toll-free at 855-271-7189 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.speeco.com and click on Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fence wire stretchers and contact SpeeCo to receive a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received two reports of a recoiling wire releasing from the stretcher unexpectedly, which caused cuts, abrasions and scratches to the user.

Sold At:
Ace and True Value hardware stores and other supply and farm ranch stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from April 2015 through August 2016 from about $40.
Importer(s):

SpeeCo Inc., of Golden, Colo.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
16-244
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