Recall: Flagpoles Recalled by Kearney-National, Hapco Division

January 20, 2004
Alert #04-532

CPSC, Kearney-National, Hapco Division Announce Recall of Flagpoles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Internal Halyard Flagpoles

Units: 118

Manufacturer: Kearney-National, Hapco Division, of Abingdon, Va.

Hazard: A partially crimped sleeve on these flagpoles can allow the cable to pull through the sleeve causing the loop to release. When the assembly is raised with no flag attached, it can allow a seven pound counter weight to drop to the ground, possibly hitting people nearby.

Incidents/Injuries: Kearney-National is aware of three incidents of a counter weight falling, including with one incident resulting in a minor injury.

Description: These Internal Halyard flagpoles have a hinged door and a metal cable on the outside of the pole.

Sold at: Hardware and flag stores nationwide from August 2003 through October 2003 for between $1,000 and $1,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Hapco is directly notifying consumers who purchased these flagpoles about the recall and providing free repair kits. For more information, contact Hapco at (800) 368-7171, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at (note - recall is no longer available on firm's web site).