December 16, 2016
Visit the REX Enforcer Recall page:
Download a hard copy of the Enforcer Recall document (PDF):
Download a revised copy of the Enforcer Tech Notice (PDF):
Enforcer Tech Notice.pdf
Customers in North America should click here:
Online Return Form (Canada & US customers only)
The swivel eye on some Enforcers may not be secure and in certain conditions might unscrew. This was discovered due to an incident that occurred. This recall is to improve the security of the swivel eye and to issue new user instructions specifying that the Enforcer swiveling action is for orientation, not high speed or multiple rotations.
We will do everything we can to ensure that this recall causes the least amount of inconvenience to our customers. In addition to the safety modification, we will calibrate your Enforcer for free (normal cost is $100) and send it back with a free carabiner.
A user had an Enforcer connected to a steel cable, or wire rope. As the cable was loaded it unwound, twisting the Enforcer’s swivel eye and the friction generated unscrewed the bolt holding the swivel and it came apart.
The Enforcer is assembled in a special room on its own assembly line, due to the electronics. The bolt is secured with epoxy and a setscrew, but our examination showed that there should have been more epoxy on the bolt thread. Under normal conditions of orienting the Enforcer the bolt would not come out. But subject to the steel cable twisting as it was being loaded it was not secure enough and the bolt unscrewed.
We will replace the setscrew with a pin that goes through the aluminum part and into a hole in the steel bolt. This is strong enough that even if used with highly-loaded multiple rotations, it cannot unscrew. However, please don’t use it that way (see next section).
Enforcer units subject to recall used the epoxy/setscrew combination, which include all units manufactured prior to August 2nd, 2016.
Inspect the 10 digit serial number on your device to determine whether your Enforcer is subject to recall. As shown below, the first two digits of the number refer to the year of manufacture. The three digits following the year of manufacture refer to the day of manufacture during the year. All units indicating a manufacture date prior to 16214XXXXX (manufactured in 2016 on the 214th day of the year) are subject to recall. All units produced ON or AFTER this date are NOT subject to recall. The serial number is laser engraved on the side or back of the device.
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