Specialist Wholesalers Pty Ltd t/as Roadsafe — Roadsafe Soft Shackle Rope

Roadsafe soft shackle
Roadsafe soft shackle
Roadsafe soft shackle

Identifying features

Other
Batch code HYPI001578

What are the defects?

The warning label attached to the product contains a typographical error.

The warning label contains the line 'A standard tow ball or vehicle tie-down point is 'now' designed for this purpose and may result in the strap or vehicle component detaching from a vehicle and striking and seriously injuring or killing a person.'

The actual wording should be: 'A standard tow ball or vehicle tie-down point is 'not' designed for this purpose and may result in the strap or vehicle component detaching from a vehicle and striking and seriously injuring or killing a person.'

What are the hazards?

If the soft shackle is attached to an unsuitable anchor point such as a standard tow ball and used for vehicle recovery, the tow ball and recovery strap can shear and recoil at great force. This can pose a risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants or bystanders.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information consumers can contact Roadsafe by phoning (03) 8687 1700 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm or via email at sales@roadsafe.com.au.

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 21 June 2017 - 19 December 2017

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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