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Changzhou Globe Tool Group Recalls Electric Log Splitters

Changzhou Globe Tool Group Recalls Electric Log Splitters

Changzhou Globe Tool Group and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) jointly announced a Recall of Changzhou's Electric Log Splitters Due to serious risk of amputation hazards; Changzhou has agreed additionally to provide for On-Product Warnings.These products are sold exclusively at Lowe's Stores nationwide.

Consumers are instructed to cease using using these various recalled products immediately.

The retail name name of this recalled product is as follows:

Task Force 5-ton electric log splitters

CPSC and the manufacturer, Changzhou, estimate that approximately twenty-thousand (20,000) units are currently in circulation, nationwide.

Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd., of China, manufactured the product while L .G. Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, was its principal importer.

The specificproduct defect associated with these units entails the electric log splitters hydraulic arms, during use, slides under the lever used to operate and otherwise move this particular machine. This movable hydraulic arm poses a serious risk of laceration or amputation to consumers who are in contact with the lever (or handle) while the splitter machine is in operation.

To date, there have been two such reports of injuries from the use of these Electric Log Splitters, including an amputation of a fingertip. These injured individuals were hurt upon placing their hand(s) on the lever handle) while their splitter was in operation.

These various Electric Log Splitters are black and silver in color and are electric, five-ton models. The Electric Log Splitter brand name and model number follow, below:

Brand NameMfg. Model No.

Task Force26083241483

Sold Exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from January 2008 through March 2011 for about $300.

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