Retailer Walmart has recalled about 246,000 camp axes due to a risk of injury, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.
On the best days, axes have to be handled with care. They are usually quite sharp, and even the smallest can cause serious injury – which is particularly serious when injury occurs while camping far from civilization.
The axes covered by the recall are called Ozark Trail camp axes. They were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com
from January 2017 through July 2018 for about $8.
Walmart has received two reports of axe heads detaching from the handle, resulting in minor cuts and abrasions.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled axes and return them to Walmart for a full refund.
If you or anyone you know has one of these axes, contact Walmart at 800-925-6278 from 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. CT any day or online at www.walmart.com
and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.