Attwood Corporation of Lowell, MI has recalled 10,000 sets of webbing straps sold for storing kayaks and other watersports gear because their lengthy adjustment buckles can release unexpectedly, causing stored items to fall and possibly cause injury.


Attwood has received not reports on injuries but is instructing consumers to immediately stop using the recalled hangers and return them to the company or the store where they were purchased for a full refund or replacement. The straps were imported from China and sold at Walmart, Mills Farm Fleet stores, marine dealers and from January through July of this year for about $15. 


The recall involves kayak and watersports storage hangers sold as a pair of blue and black webbing straps that measure approximately 1 inch wide and 84 inches long when unbuckled. The straps include a plastic snap buckle to adjust the length and a plastic-coated steel S-hook attachment for hanging. Model number 11917-6 is located on the back of the retail package near the barcode.