WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–August 19, 2010. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Hickory handle sledge hammers
Units: About 15,000
Importer: White Cap Construction Supply Inc., of Costa Mesa, Calif.
Hazard: The head of the sledge hammer can loosen and detach, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Brigade sledge hammers with a hickory wood handle. There are 11 models included in this recall, ranging in size from 2 to 20 lbs. A green and white label with the word “Brigade” and the model name is affixed to the head of the sledge hammer, and “Genuine Hickory” is printed on the handle. Model and UPC information are printed on the label.
|444BR10675||847044060535||8LB 36 double Face Sledge Hammer|
|444BR10677||847044060559||12LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer|
|444BR10685||847044060634||4LB 16 Engineers Hammer|
|444BR10678||847044060566||16LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer|
|444BR10679||847044060573||20LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer|
|444BR10688||847044060665||4LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer|
|444BR10687||847044060658||3LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer|
|444BR10674||847044060528||6LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer|
|444BR10676||847044060542||10LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer|
|444BR10686||847044060641||2LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer|
|444BR10684||847044060627||3LB 16 Engineers Hammer|
Sold at: White Cap Construction Supply distributors nationwide from April 2009 through May 2010 for between $12 and $47.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledge hammers and return the product to White Cap Construction Supply for a full refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact White Cap Construction Supply toll-free at (877) 281-4831 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.whitecap.com