Oregon Tool recalls log splitters and cylinder kits

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The log splitter’s hydraulic cylinder rod can separate from the piston

Oregon Tool of Portland, Ore., is recalling about 34,000 Oregon, PowerPro, Country Tuff, and Speeco branded log splitters and cylinder kits sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The log splitter’s hydraulic cylinder rod can separate from the piston, preventing the wedge from retracting. Reengaging the rod to the piston can cause the rod and wedge to move unexpectedly, posing injury hazards.

The firm has received seven reports of forward movement of the rod and attached splitting wedge at an unexpected increased speed. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Oregon, PowerPro, Country Tuff, and Speeco branded log splitters and cylinder kits, whose model numbers, brand names and sizes may be found here.

Brand names are located on the side of the log splitters and model numbers are on the log splitters.

The log splitters, manufactured in China, were sold at Lowe’s, Tractor Supply Company, and other stores nationwide and online from July 2020, through December 2023, for between $1,500 and $2,745.

What to do

If the wedge fails to retract, the consumer should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Oregon Tool or their dealer to schedule a time for Oregon Tool or the dealer to install a free replacement cylinder. Consumers should not attempt to fix the recalled product themselves.

Consumers may locate their nearest dealer by visiting www.oregonproducts.com/en/dealer-locator and searching by location for an Outdoor Power Equipment dealer.

Consumers may contact Oregon Tool toll-free at (833) 948-2590 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at logsplitter@oregontool.com, or online at https://www.oregontool.com/product-recalls/ for more information.

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