Consumer product recall

Woods® recalls 4-Way Wedge Accessory for Log Splitters

Starting date:
March 22, 2018
Posting date:
March 22, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Woods, a Division of Blount International

Affected products

4 way wedge accessory for Woods brand hydraulic log splitters.

Product description

This recall involves 4-Way Wedge accessories used for hydraulic log splitters.  These log splitter accessories were sold under the Woods brand name.  The Woods brand model number is 581196. The brand name and model number is printed on the packaging.

This product consists of two steel wedges approximately 3 inch x 3 inch x 3 inch (7.62 centimetres x 7.62 centimetres x 7.62 centimetres) that can be attached using two hex flange bolts to the log splitter. There are no identifying marks or label on the 4-way wedge.

Hazard identified

The 4-way wedge accessory can loosen or detach from the log splitter and hit an operator or bystander, causing an impact injury hazard.


As of January 26, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one report of the wedge coming loose and striking the operator resulting in a head injury.

Number sold

Approximately 2 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 5128 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold in Canada from August 2017 to January 2018, and in the United States from July 2016 to January 2018 at various dealers.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China and India.



Woods, a division of Blount International




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled 4-Way Wedge Kit and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information, consumers may contact Woods toll-free at 1-800-319-6637 ext. 3 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST Monday through Friday, by email or through the company's website.

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.