Drum Grab Australia—The Drum Grab

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Product description

The Drum Grab is a three armed lifting clamp that fits virtually all steel or plastic 205 litre (44 Gallon) drums. It can be used with almost any lifting equipment and has a high working load limit of 1000 Kg to Australian Standard: 4991-2004. Each Drum Grab is individually proof loaded to 2000 Kg.
The unique design of the Drum Grab with it’s 2 fixed arms and the one hinged arm automatically centres it on the drum and the polyurethane spring keeps it safely in position. This alleviates the need for anyone to stand near the drum when it is being lifted thus helping to prevent injuries from swinging drums .
Identifying features
Drum Grabswith a 1 tonne rating that are assembled using galvanised roll pins through the two fixed arms.

Other identifying numbers

Drum Grabswith a 1 tonne rating that are assembled using galvanised roll pins through the two fixed arms.

Why the product is recalled

Potential fracture of the 10mm roll pins, which are used to attach the 2 fixed arms. It has been found that some batches of these roll pins have been affected by hydrogen embrittlement during the manufacturing process.

What the hazards are to consumers

Potential injury to operator should the roll pins fail, allowing the load to fall.

What consumers should do

Immediately cease using product and details on return for rectification will be advised shortly.

Traders who sold this product

Pacific Hoists
A-Flo Equipment
Complete Pump Supplies
Drum Handling Equipment Australia
DrumSafe Spill Containment Products
K.K. Kingston Ltd
Lindsell Hoists
Lubes Direct Pty Ltd
M & G Industrial
Mermaid Merine Supply Base P/L
Merton Equipment
Mt Isa Produce Agency
Neils Parts Australia
Norco Wholesalers Pty Ltd
Obieco Industries
OPEC Systems
Protector Alsafe
R.Noble's Sales & Parts
Ray Jordan Agencies
Transac Agencies

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Responsible regulator

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

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