Rapala StrikeMaster Ice Auger Recall [US & Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Rapala StrikeMaster Ice Auger Recall [US & Canada]Rapala recalls over 3,000 StrikeMaster Lithium Lazer Ice Augers due to injury hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/KZSS7; HCSC: http://ht.ly/KZSXN

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Rapala-Recalls-StrikeMaster-Ice-Augers/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/52421r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports Lithium Lazer Ice Augers are used by ice fishermen to cut circular holes in ice to access the water and fish below.

The recalled Lithium Lazer Ice Augers are 24-pound black and red units powered by an electric motor and a rechargeable 50-volt lithium ion battery. The Augers have two handles, a power switch, a trigger switch and a drill, and can be identified with the StrikeMaster Ice Augers logo printed on the front of the powerhead. They can also be identified with the phrase, Lithium Lazer, on the top of the powerhead.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional variations of the recalled Ice Auger are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, the trigger switch on the recalled Ice Auger could fail and the unit not turn off, posing an injury hazard.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession a recalled Ice Auger, please do not use it. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please call StrikeMaster toll-free at 1-877-572-7278 from 8 AM to 4 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday or online at http://www.StrikeMaster.com and click on the recall link for more information.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).


Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 15-091
HCSC ID number: RA-52421
Recalls Direct RIN: 5065-2015
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