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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject: Rapala Recalls StrikeMaster Ice Augers Reply with quote

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1. Rapala Recalls StrikeMaster Ice Augers Due To Injury Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Rapala-Recalls-StrikeMaster-Ice-Augers/

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Recall Date: March 5, 2015

Recall Number: 15-091



Rapala Recalls StrikeMaster Ice Augers Due To Injury Hazard



Recall Summary



Name of Product: StrikeMaster® Lithium Lazer ™ Ice Augers



Hazard: The trigger switch on the auger could fail and the unit not turn off, posing an injury hazard.



Remedy: Refund

Return to the place where purchased for a full refund, or return to Rapala for a full refund or $700 credit toward a new product on www.rapala.com.



Consumer Contact: StrikeMaster toll-free at (877) 572-7278 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.StrikeMaster.com and click on the recall link for more information.



Recall Details



Units: About 3,000 in the United States and 60 in Canada



Description: The Lithium Lazer™ ice auger is used by ice fishermen to cut circular holes in ice to access the water and fish below. The Lithium Lazer™ ice auger is a 24-pound black and red unit powered by an electric motor and a rechargeable 50-volt lithium ion battery. The auger 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.



Incidents/Injuries: None



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.



Manufacturer: Normark Corporation dba Rapala USA of Minnetonka, Minn.



Manufactured in: United States
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