Alltrade Tools Recalls Ratcheting Tie Downs Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sam’s Club

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 29, 2016

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Snap-on ratcheting tie downs

Hazard:  The ratchet handle can fail during use, releasing the secured load, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:  Alltrade Tools at 800-994-4343 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.alltradetools.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 129,000

Description:  This recall involves Snap-on ratcheting tie downs sold in a package of four. The 15 foot long tie downs are straps used to secure heavy items or oversize loads to trailers, trucks and hand trolleys.  The product’s ratchet mechanism is black and the straps are yellow with “Snap-On” printed in red across the strap. Product number 871343S is printed on the upper right corner of the packaging. Recalled units have at least one silver metal tab that is flush with the openings in the black metal ratchet handle.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received one report of the ratchet handle failing, resulting in the loss of a heavy load from the bed of a pickup truck. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tie downs and return them to Sam’s Club for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at:  Sam’s Club stores nationwide from May 2015 through September 2015 for about $20.00.

Manufacturer(s):  Finehau Industry Group, Hong Kong, China and Tian Xin District Tangxia Town, China

Importer(s):  Alltrade Tools LLC, of Long Beach, Calif.

Distributor(s):  Alltrade Tools LLC, of Long Beach, Calif.

Manufactured in:  China

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