Rixson of Monroe, N.C., is recalling about 130 exterior gate closers.
The gate-closer mechanism can break and eject metal pieces including the spring or it can spray oil, posing a risk of injury.
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.
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 includes only 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.
The gate closers, manufactured in China, were sold at wholesale and hardware distributors from April 2015, through November 2015, for about $460
What to do
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.
Consumers may contact Rixson toll-free at 866-474-9766 (Option 2) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or contact Assa Abloy Italia online at www.assaabloy.it for more information.