Ratcheting Tie Downs Recalled by Alltrade Due to Injury Risk

The item is used to secure heavy items or oversize loads to trailers, trucks, and hand trolleys

Ratcheting Tie Downs Recalled by Alltrade Due to Injury Risk
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April 26, 2016

Alltrade Tools has announced a recall for its Snap-on ratcheting tie downs.

The ratchet handle can fail during use, posing an injury hazard to consumers if the load becomes unsecure. The product is used to secure heavy items or oversize loads to trailers, trucks, and hand trolleys.

The company has received one report of the ratchet handle failing, resulting in the loss of a heavy load from the bed of a pickup truck. No injuries have been reported.

The product's straps are 15 feet long. Four tie-downs are sold in each package. The product's ratchet mechanism is black and the straps are yellow with Snap-On printed in red across the strap. Product number 871343S is printed on the upper right corner of the packaging. Recalled units have at least one silver metal tab that is flush with the openings in the black metal ratchet handle.

About 129,000 packages of the product are included in the recall.

The product was sold exclusively at Sam's Club stores nationwide from May 2015 through September 2015 for about $20.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tie downs and return them to Sam's Club for a full refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Alltrade Tools at (800) 994-4343.