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Attwood Recalls Kayak and Watersports Storage Hanger Due to Injury Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Kayak and Watersports Storage Hanger 

Hazard: The length adjustment buckles release unexpectedly, causing the item being stored to fall and injure people nearby

Remedy: Replace, Refund

Consumer Contact: Contact Attwood Corporation toll-free at (844) 808-5704 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.attwoodmarine.com and click on the "Product Recall" tab under the Resources section at the bottom of the home page and select "Kayak & Watersports Storage Hanger Recall" for more information.

To see photos of the recalled product, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Attwood-Recalls-Kayak-and-Watersports-Storage-Hanger/ 

Recall Details

Units: 10,000

Description: This recall involves kayak and watersports storage hangers sold as a pair of blue and black fabric straps that measure approximately 1 inch wide and 84 inches long when unbuckled. The straps include a plastic snap buckle to adjust the length and a plastic-coated steel S-hook attachment for hanging. Model number 11917-6 is located on the back of the retail package near the barcode.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported  

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled storage hangers and return them to Attwood or the store where the item was purchased for a full refund or replacement.

Sold at: Walmart, Mills Farm Fleet stores, marine dealers nationwide and online at Walmart.com from January 2014 to July 2014 for about $15.

Importer/Distributor: Attwood Corporation of Lowell, Mich. 

Manufactured in: China  

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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