Consumer product recall

Black Diamond Log Splitter recalled due to potential injury hazard

Starting date:
March 18, 2021
Posting date:
March 18, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items, Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated:


  • Product:
    Black Diamond Log Splitter, Model # BDBS32T (32 ton).
  • Issue:
    An incorrect engine ignition coil and flywheel may lead to a potential injury hazard to the operator.
  • What to do:
    Stop using the product immediately and contact your local Briggs & Stratton dealer for an engine repair, or contact Briggs & Stratton directly.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Briggs & Stratton, LLC.

Affected products

32 ton Black Diamond Log Splitter, model number BDBS32T 

Product description

This recall involves 32 ton Black Diamond log splitters with model number BDBS32T.  Affected log splitters are powered by a 250cc Briggs & Stratton engine with model number 15T2320011F8 and a serial number within the following ranges.

Affected engines have the following serial number ranges:
Beginning Ending
1904085275251 1905085786452
1906146333235  2004080670911
1912319442579  2012073736714

The first six digits are the year, month, day the engine was built (ie. 190408) with remaining numbers identifying the sequential order in which the engine was built.

The Black Diamond brand name is printed on the side rail of the log splitters. The Black Diamond model number # BDBS32T is located on a metal tag affixed to the main beam of the log splitter, on the opposite side of the engine, directly above the axel.

The engine model # can be found on the label on the valve cover. The engine serial # can be found on the label on the blower housing cover.

Hazard identified

An incorrect engine ignition coil and flywheel may cause a hard start and possible engine kickback, posing a potential injury hazard to the operator.

As of March 17, 2021 the company has received no reports of incidents or injury in Canada. In the United States, the company has received two reports of a wrist injury after a hard start with a kickback.


Number sold

The company indicated that 290 units were sold in Canada and 2000 were sold in the United States.  

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from April 2019 to January 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in USA


Recalling Firm

Briggs & Stratton, LLC





YTL International, Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact their local authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer for an engine repair. To locate a Briggs & Stratton dealer, visit Find Your Dealer.

Consumers may also contact Briggs & Stratton toll-free, at 800-999-9444, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time for assistance.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.