June 2, 1976
Recall Of Electric Worm Probe Announced
Terrann Industries, Inc., producers of the "Baitcatcher," an electric worm probe, today announced in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that the company has suspended sale and is conducting a total recall of approximately 6,000 "Baitcatchers" sold since the commencement of marketing in 1975. The probe consists of a partially insulated metal rod and an on-off switch, attached to which is a plug and a cord. The worm probe uses electric current to bring worms to the surface. The recall is the result of an agreement between Terrann and the Consumer Product Safety Commission which states that the product may present a substantial risk of electric shock to users. Owners should discontinue use of the probe and promptly return it to the place of purchase or to Terrann Industries, Inc., 17204 McFadden, Tustin, California 92680.