A 1700 kg trolley jack has been recalled ‘Australia wide’ for failing to meet Working Load Limit labelling. The trolley jack was sold nationally through leading tool retailer Total Tools between 1 March 2017 – 4 March 2019. While AMSJ believes the product would not normally be used on mining sites, there are some possibilities for use in Light Vehicle Workshops. The information has been published to alert potential users to the issue.
Trolley Jack defects
Product Safety Recalls confirmed that ‘The product does not comply with the labelling requirements of the mandatory standard ‘Consumer Goods (Trolley Jacks) Safety Standard 2017’.
One batch is incorrectly labelled, with no reference made to the “Working Load Limit”, which may result in misuse of the product (Batch 7074142018). In addition, the labels do not contain some of the other required information on the label.
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What are the hazards?
Incorrect labelling of the vehicle jack may lead to misuse of the vehicle jack, which could lead to a vehicle collapsing on a user, causing severe injury or even death.
What should consumers do?
Affected consumers should contact Total Tools toll-free on 1800 868 258 (Monday – Friday, 8 am to 6 pm AEST) or visit your local store to discuss options for remediation.
Owners of trolley jacks from Batch 7074142018 will receive a full refund or have their jack replaced.
Owners of other batches of jacks will be provided with a new permanent label to be attached to the trolley jack. Owners can apply the label themselves or return their jack to their nearest Total Tools store for the label to be applied on site.