Electric Log Splitters Sold Only at Lowe’s Recalled for Serious Injury Risks

07/08/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

North Wilkesboro, NC — Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd., and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled about 20,000 Task Force 5-ton electric log splitters for amputation and laceration hazards the product poses. The CPSC announced the product recall on July 7, 2011.

The nationwide product recall was issued after discovering that the electric log splitters have a hydraulic arm that, during use, slides under the handle used to move the machine. A laceration or amputation hazard is posed when people put their hands on the handle of the hydraulic arm while the splitter is in use.

Two reports of injuries have been received in two individuals who put their hands on the handle while the splitter was in operation.

The CPSC reported, the log splitters are silver and black, electric 5-ton models. The log splitter brand name, model and item number below is included in this recall.

• Brand Name: Task Force

• Model #: 26083

• Item #: 241483

The Task Force 5-ton electric log splitters were sold exclusively at Lowe’s Stores nationwide for about $300.

Consumers have been advised to contact Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. to receive a free set of warning labels, which included placement instructions.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. toll-free at (866) 456-8934 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or send an e-mail to [email protected]

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