Rixson Exterior Gate Closers Recalled Due to Injury Hazard; Made by Assa Abloy Italia

This recall involves the Exterior Gate Closer Model 1350. The affected gate closer is affixed to external gates and has a body that is approximately 6.5 inches long, with a sliding arm that is about 3 feet in width when extended. The unit is marked on the side of the body with “MAB/ASSA ABLOY.” The recall only includes units produced between January 2014 and December 2015. The unit’s production date is stamped on the side of the gate closer body in a “week/year” format and can be accessed by removing the body’s plastic housing.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The gate closer mechanism can break and eject metal pieces including the spring or it can spray oil, posing a risk of injury.
  • Remedy
    Replace
  • Incidents
    The firm has received 15 reports worldwide of mechanisms breaking and ejecting metal objects, including three in the U.S. No injuries have been reported. 
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the gate and contact Rixson for information on safely removing the arm from the gate closer and returning for a free replacement gate closer. Rixson is contacting consumers who bought the recalled product directly.
  • Sold At
    Wholesale and hardware distributors from April 2015 through November 2015 for about $460
 
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