This alert comes in conjunction with Canada in the product recall of Ice Augers due to an Injury Hazard. There are currently 60 in Canada and 3,000 in the United States for this recall that are affected.
The Ice Augers manufactured by Normark Corporation dba Rapala USA of Minnetonka, Minn. issued the recall for the following Product type:
- The Lithium Lazer™ ice auger is used by ice fishermen to cut circular holes in ice to access the water and fish below. It is a 24-pound black and red unit powered by an electric motor and a rechargeable 50-volt lithium ion battery. The auger unit has two handles, a power switch, a trigger switch and a drill, and is identified with the logo for StrikeMaster Ice Augers on the front of the powerhead. It also is identified as a Lithium Lazer™ on the top of the powerhead.
The Product Recall states the hazard is the trigger switch on the auger could fail and the unit not turn off, posing an injury hazard.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Consumers may contact StrikeMaster toll-free at (877) 572-7278 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online atwww.StrikeMaster.com and click on the recall link for more information.
These augers are sold at Cabela’s, Gander Mountain, Joe’s Sporting Goods, Kirkwood Scheels Sports, Reed’s Sporting Goods and other sporting goods stores from September 2014 through January 2015 for about $600.
See more details CPSC’s online website for recall additional information. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Rapala-Recalls-StrikeMaster-Ice-Augers/#remedy
You can report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at http://www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.
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