ECHO Bear Cat Recalls Hydraulic Log Splitters Due to Impact Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2012
Release #12-189
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 625-4520
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

ECHO Bear Cat Recalls Hydraulic Log Splitters Due to Impact Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: ECHO Bear Cat log splitters

Units: About 120

Manufacturer: Crary Industries Inc. of West Fargo, N.D.

Hazard: The end cap of the log splitter's hydraulic cylinder can break away from the body of the log splitter, posing an impact hazard to the user or bystander.

Incidents/Injuries: Crary Industries has received three reports of the hydraulic cylinder end caps detaching resulting in one injury from a cylinder reportedly striking a consumer in the head.

Description: This recall involves ECHO Bear Cat brand hydraulic log splitter with model numbers LS27270 and LS27270T, with a date code of 012908 stamped on the hydraulic cylinder. The model number is printed on the main beam of the log splitters. The date code is stamped on the hydraulic cylinder near the capped end. The log splitters are black and orange with ECHO Bear Cat printed on the hydraulic cylinder.

Sold at: ECHO Bear Cat dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2012 for about $2,600.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the nearest dealer for instruction on receiving a free replacement cylinder installed by an authorized dealer.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crary Industries toll-free at (888) 625-4520 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bearcatproducts.com

Recalled log splitter