Walmart has pulled over 246,000 of its products after complaints of 'posing an injury hazard'

Manuela Cardiga
Oct 15, 2018
10:00 A.M.
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An item from Walmart has been recalled as potentially hazardous to the users.

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Walmart, one of the biggest companies in the world by revenue, has had to recall 246,000 items from its 11,718 stores worldwide, reported Fox Business on Twitter on October 4, 2018.

The product, an Ozark Trail camp ax, was recalled after two customer complaints revealed that the item was faulty, and might lead to serious injuries.

The customers reported that the heads of the axes they had purchased had detached themselves from the handles, resulting in minor cuts and abrasions. 

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"ANYONE WITH A RECALLED AXE SHOULD STOP USING IT IMMEDIATELY AND RETURN IT TO WALMART FOR A FULL REFUND"

The Ozark Trail camp ax is 14 inches long, with a tubular steel shaft and weighs 1.25 lbs. The axes have a black, non-slip rubber grip and a claw feature, and are identified on the packaging with the model number 60111140.

Walmart has appealed to anyone in possession of one of these axes to please hand them in at their nearest Walmart store for a full refund.

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WALMART PLACES SAFETY FIRST

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Walmart has recalled the Ozark Trail camp ax after received just two complaints of the ax heads detaching from their non-slip rubber grip and claw handle and flying free. 

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NO SERIOUS INJURIES RESULTED FROM THE MISHAPS

Walmart reported that the two incidents have resulted in only minor cuts and scrapes, but for safety's sake, customers who have purchased this product should stop using them.

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WALMART HAS RECALLED SEVERAL PRODUCTS DEEMED UNSAFE

It has been reported that Walmart has recalled 47 products in their food and pharmaceutical divisions deemed unsafe or unsuitable for human consumption.

Among these are Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits, which are considered a health risk due to possible contamination. 

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An allergy alert due to the presence of soy in supposedly soy-free Seattle Sourdough Pub Buns, Franz Premium Pub Buns, and Utz® Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips have seen these 3 items recalled.

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. saw their popular Pepperoni Five Cheese Calzone removed from the shelves due to possible contamination.

The pharmaceutical company Sandoz recalled select blister packages of products sold in Walmart which did not meet packaging requirements for child resistance, while the FDA announced the voluntary recall of several medicines containing valsartan, which was declared to be impure.

Customers in possession of any of the 47 products are advised not to consume them and to contact Walmart for refunds.

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