Normark Inc. recalls StrikeMaster Lithium LazerTM Ice Auger

Starting date:
March 5, 2015
Posting date:
March 5, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-52421

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Normark Inc.

Affected products

StrikeMaster Lithium LazerTM Ice Auger

Product description

This recall involves the Lithium LazerTM ice auger, which is used when ice fishing to cut circular holes in ice to access the water below. The Lithium LazerTM ice auger is a 24-pound unit powered by an electric motor and a rechargeable 50 volt lithium ion battery.

Hazard identified

The on/off trigger switch on the Lithium LazerTM ice auger’s handle can fail, allowing continued rotation of the rotating drill even in the “off” position, creating a risk of injury to the user and bystanders.

Neither Health Canada nor Normark Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

In total, 58 of the affected ice augers were sold in Canada and about 3,000 were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from November 2014 to February 2015 in Canada and from September 2014 to January 2015 in the United States at various independent retailers and online.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Distributor
Normark Inc.
Oshawa
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Customers should immediately stop using the Lithium LazerTM ice augers.

Customers can return their Lithium LazerTM ice augers to the retailers from which they purchased them or to Normark Inc. for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Normark Inc. by telephone at 1-905-571-3001 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.