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Chain driven winches

Description: This recall includes Hewitt Machine & Manufacturing winches with model number 1501, 2001 and 2501 printed on the front label of the product. The winches can be used in various marine lifts. The products are silver, metal and measure 21 inches high by 12 inches wide by 8 inches deep. Recalled winches were manufactured December 2013 through September 2014 and have a date code in the MM YY format stamped on the front right side of the product. [Learn More]

About 1,700 units were affected by this recall.

Chain driven winches
Hewitt Recalls Marine Winches Due to Injury Hazard

Hewitt Chain Driven Winches. Hewitt Chain Driven Winch

Chain driven winches Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date05/20/2015
Recall ID6399
Recall Number15141
Product TypeTools and Hardware
HazardThe top and bottom roller chains in the winch can break, causing the winch and marine lift to fail. This can pose an injury hazard to the user or bystander.
InjuriesThere have been six incidents of the roller chains breaking in the recalled winch housing. No injuries have been reported.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled winches and contact Hewitt Machine & Manufacturing or their local dealer to arrange for a free replacement of the roller chains.
Remedy OptionReplace
ContactHewitt Machine & Manufacturing Inc. at (800) 544-2067 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “2014 Lift Chains Recall” link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Last Updated05/20/2015
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