Richard Abraham Herder KG Recalls Torque Wrenches Due to Risk of Injury
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. Name of Product: Torcofix/Torcoflex and Mountz Torque Wrenches
Units: About 670
Importer: Mountz Inc., of San Jose, Calif.
Manufacturer: Richard Abraham Herder KG, of Solingen, Germany
Hazard: The internal spring mechanism on the wrench can fail or break, allowing bolts or screws to break or become unscrewed, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystander.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The wrenches were sold under three styles names: Richard Abraham Herder KG Gedore/Rahsol label, the Mountz Titan label, and the Mountz Erico label. Only wrenches with the serial numbers within the following ranges are included in the recall:
From serial no. To serial no. 1268368 1341104 A003977 A039760 B000493 B032301 C000001 C017795 E000001 E020205 F000001 F013249 H000001 H000128 2174340 2230753 Recalled wrenches include the following product/brand names and model numbers:
Product/Brand Name Model Nos. GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX K with Ratchet 4550-10; 4550-20; 4550-30; 4550-40 GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFLEX K with Ratchet 3550-07; 3550-10; 3550-20; 3550-30; 3550-2006 GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX Z with Spigot 4410-01; 4420-01; 4430-01; 4440-01 GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX SE with rectangle holder 4100-01; 4200-02; 4201-01; 4300-01; 4301-01 GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX K US with Ratchet 6550-15; 6551-07; 6551-10; 6551-30; 6551-60 MOUNTZ TITAN with Ratchet 280012; 280013; 280014 MOUNTZ TITAN with Spigot 280022; 280023; 280024 MOUNTZ ERICO ELT110D with Ratchet ELT110D The serial number is printed on the side of every torque wrench and the model number is printed on the label on the front and the back of the steel tube.
Sold by: Mountz Inc. through wholesale catalog sales and wholesale through industrial distributors, private label (Erico) and direct to OEMs mostly in North America from July 2006 through April 2008 for between about $150 and $300.
Manufactured in: Solingen, Germany
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wrenches and contact Richard Abraham Herder KG to receive a repair or replacement wrench. Recalled wrenches can be sent to:
KLANN Tools, Inc. 7187 Bryhawke Circle, Suite 700 North Charleston, SC 29418 Mountz, Inc. 19051 Underwood Road Foley, AL 36535 Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact KLANN Tools toll-free at (866) 367-5526 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the firms Web site at www.klanngedore.com
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