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Vector Pro hatchet

Starting date:
May 9, 2013
Posting date:
May 9, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Vector Pro hatchet

Product description

This recall involves the Vector Pro 700 gram (1½ pound) hatchet. The recalled hatchet is identified by item number 576 and UPC number 7-7354400576-2. The hatchet is 38 centimetres (15 inches) long and the Vector Pro trademark is on the side of the hatchet blade.

Hazard identified

Hammering or chopping with the hatchet can create a force upon impact which may cause the head of the hatchet to come loose and come out of the handle, which can pose a laceration hazard to the users.

Neither Royal International nor Health Canada has received reports of injuries related to the use of this Vector Pro hatchet in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 13,793 of the recalled Vector Pro hatchets were sold through various retailers in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled Vector Pro hatchets were sold from January 2012 to April 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Royal International Corp.
St. Laurent

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled Vector Pro hatchet immediately and return the defective product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or credit.

For more information, consumers may call Royal International Corp. by telephone at 1-800-465-4566 or 1-514-735-4566, ext. 221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or by email.