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SpeeCo® and Woods® Recall 4-Way Wedge Accessory for Log Splitters Due to Impact Injury Hazard

Name of Product:
4-way wedge accessory for hydraulic log splitters
Hazard:

The 4-way wedge accessory can loosen or detach from the log splitter during operation and strike an operator or bystander

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
March 22, 2018
Units:
About 5,100, (In addition, about 40 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

SpeeCo at 800-525-8322 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at speecoproductrecall@speeco.com or online at www.speeco.com and click on the recall information banner for more information.

 

Woods at 800-319-6637 for Tech Services between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, email at woodsproductrecall@woodsequipment.com or online at www.woodsequipment.com and click on the recall information banner for more information.

 

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves 4-way wedge accessories used on SpeeCo, CountyLine, Country Tuff, and Woods hydraulic log splitters. These log splitter accessories were sold under the SpeeCo and Woods brand names. The SpeeCo brand has model numbers 577483 and 581199. The Woods brand model is 581196. Brand names and model numbers are printed on the packaging.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled 4-way wedge accessory and return it to the place of purchase or contact SpeeCo or Woods for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of an operator struck by the 4-Way Wedge resulting in a concussion.

Sold At

Tractor Supply Company stores in the U.S. from July 2016 through January 2018 under the SpeeCo brand; Orscheln Farm & Home Stores in the U.S. from August 2017 through January 2018 under the SpeeCo brand and authorized Woods dealers in the U.S. and Canada from August 2017 through January 2018 under the Woods brand for about $70.

Manufactured In:
China and India
Importer(s):

SpeeCo Inc. and Woods Equipment Company, of Oregon, Ill

Distributor(s):

Tractor Supply Company, Orscheln Farm & Home Stores, and authorized Woods dealers

Recall number:
18-129
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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