Rapala issued a nationwide recall of around 3,000 of its StrikeMaster Lithium Laser ice augers due to a defective trigger switch that could fail to stop the cutting blades from rotating, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported on March 6.
The products with the defective switch were sold at different sporting goods stores nationwide between September 2014 and January 2015. The recalled ice augers are colored red and black, and have the StrikeMaster Ice Augers logo printed on the face of the powerhead. Consumers are advised to return the product for a full refund or $700 worth of credit for a new Rapala product.
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