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From Products Liability Law Daily, October 3, 2018

246K camp axes sold exclusively at Walmart recalled for injury hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Walmart Inc., of Bentonville, Arkansas, has recalled around 246,000 Ozark Trail camp axes because the axe head can detach from the handle, posing an injury hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 19-003, October 3, 2018).

Incidents and injuries. Walmart has received two reports of axe heads detaching from the handle, resulting in minor cuts and abrasions.

Product description. This recall involves Ozark Trail camp axes. The steel shaft tubular axes measure about 14 inches long from handle to axe head, and weigh about 1.25 lbs. The axes have a black, non-slip rubber grip and claw feature. "Ozark Trail" and model number 60111140 are printed on the product packaging.

These axes, which were manufactured in India, were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide, and online at www.walmart.com from January 2017 through July 2018 for about $8.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled axes immediately and return them to Walmart for a full refund.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Walmart at 800-925-6278 from 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. CT any day, or online at www.walmart.com and click on "Product Recalls."

Companies: Walmart Inc.

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