Laceration Hazard Prompts Recall of Fence Wire Stretchers

A recoiling wire may be released from the stretcher unexpectedly and strike the user or bystanders

Laceration Hazard Prompts Recall of Fence Wire Stretchers
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August 11, 2016

SpeeCo is recalling roughly 60,000 fence wire stretchers, plus an additional 1,800 sold in Canada, because they may pose a laceration hazard.

A recoiling wire can be released from the stretcher unexpectedly and strike bystanders.

This recall involves SpeeCo's fence wire stretchers, with or without a ratchet control, used for gripping and tightening any type of wire. The black stretcher has a rubber grip on the lever handle. It measures about 12 inches high, one inch wide and 32 inches long. SpeeCo and model S16111500, S161115TSC, or S16112000 are printed on a label on the product packaging.

The products were sold at Ace and True Value hardware stores and other supply and farm ranch stores nationwide and online from April 2015 through August 2016 from about $40.

The firm has received two reports of a recoiling wire releasing from the stretcher unexpectedly, causing cuts, abrasions and scratches to the user.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fence wire stretchers and contact SpeeCo to receive a full refund.

For more information, consumers can reach SpeeCo at (855) 271-7189.