Walmart has recalled 246,0000 axes due to an injury risk. The manufacturer says the head can detach from the handle. 

The axes are from the “Ozark Trail” line with the model number 60111140. They have a black non-slip rubber grip and claw feature. They weigh 1.25 pounds and are 14 inches long.

The axes were sold at Walmart stores from January 2017-July 2018 for around $8.00.

Consumers who purchased the recalled axe can return it to Walmart for a full refund.

So far, Walmart has received two reports of the axe head detaching, resulting in injuries.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers.  If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist.  A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering. 

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights.  Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.

Source: USA TODAY, “Chopped from the shelves: Walmart recalls 246,000 axes for injury hazard.”