If you are a fan of ‘roughing it’ and plan to head out into the wilderness sometime this fall, you may want to check your supplies before you pack up to go. Especially if you plan on any wood-chopping during your adventure. And if you bought your ax at Walmart, you definitely need to double-check that the tool you plan to use is safe.
Giant retailer Walmart has just issued a massive recall for over a quarter of a million ‘Ozark Trail’ axes that they sold in their stores and online between January 2017 and July 2018. It has been reported that the inexpensive item, selling for around eight dollars, can pose a danger to users when they least expect it.
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The superstore received two reports of Ozark Trail camp ax heads detaching from their black, non-slip rubber grip and claw handle, ‘resulting in minor cuts and abrasions.’
That would surely place a damper on all the outdoor fun you'd planned on if your excursion resulted in an unexpected trip to the emergency room!
RocketCityNow is reporting, ”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.”
“Customers who purchased one of these axes are encouraged to ‘immediately stop using the recalled axes and bring the product back to Walmart for a full refund.”
Walmart did not immediately return calls from People for a comment or statement from them.
If you'd like to learn more about Ozark Trail axes (not the same item discussed in this story), you can watch the video, below.