June 22, 2000Ace Hardware Corp. Announces
Recall of Shingling Hatchets
IL (SafetyAlerts) - Ace
Hardware Corp. is recalling about 22,000 Ace-brand shingling hatchets. The heads on
these tools can detach when in use, striking the user or a bystander and causing serious
Ace Hardware Corp. has received two reports of hatchet heads detaching, one of which
struck a bystander in the head, resulting in a cut requiring 32 stitches.
The hatchet, used to remove and hammer on roof shingles, is about 13-inches long. It has a
hickory handle with a leather strap on the end and a forged steel head with a hatchet on
one side and a hammering face on the other. The word "ACE" is etched on one side
of the tool head and "TAIWAN" is on the other side. These hatchets have item
number 2014710, which is printed on a label on the hatchet's handle.
Ace Hardware Stores nationwide sold the hatchets from March 1994 through April 2000 for
Consumers should stop using the hatchets immediately and return them to any Ace Hardware
Store for a refund. For more information, contact Ace Hardware Corp. toll-free at (877)
223-4391 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or access the firm's web
site at www.acehardware.com.
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