Consumer product recall

SpeeCo. Inc. Recalls Fence Wire Stretchers

Starting date:
August 11, 2016
Posting date:
August 11, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-59788

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and SpeeCo. Inc.

Affected products

SpeeCo Brand Fence Wire Stretchers

Product description

This recall involves SpeeCo’s fence wire stretchers, with or without a ratchet control, used for gripping and tightening any type of wire.

The black stretcher measures about 12 inches high, 1 inch wide and 32 inches long and has a rubber grip on the lever handle. SpeeCo and model S16111500, S161115TSC or S16112000 is printed on a label on the product packaging.

There are no identifying marks or labels on the stretchers.
PART#

DESCRIPTION

Fence wire stretcher used for gripping and tightening any type of wire

S16111500 Used for repairing or splicing high tensile or smooth wire
S161115TSC Sold only at Tractor Supply Company
S16112000 Comes with ratchet control for easy release of wire tension.

Hazard identified

A recoiling wire can be released from the stretcher unexpectedly and strike an operator or bystander posing a laceration hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada.

SpeeCo has received reports of two incidents where minor cuts, abrasions or scratches have occurred in the US.

Number sold

Approximately 1800 units were sold in Canada at Grand Prairie Feed Service Ltd, Fraser Valley Steel & Wire, Shar-Kare Feeds, the Horse Barn, Princess Auto Limited and Home Hardware stores, and approximately 60,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from April 2015 to August 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor

SpeeCo Inc.

Golden

Colorado

UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumer should immediately stop using the fence stretcher and return them to SpeeCo or the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact SpeeCo at 1-855-271-7189 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday or by email. The recall notice is posted at the company's following websites: SpeeCo and Blount.

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.