SlyDog Retractable Dog Leash Recalled

Worldwise Inc. issues voluntary recall after receiving five reports of injury.

Posted: September 6, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Worldwise Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of about 223,000 SlyDog Retractable Dog Leashes after receiving five reports of injuries, including facial cuts, a broken tooth, displaced eye lens, and a bruised collar bone.

Those who have a SlyDog retractable leash with a metal clasp should stop using the product immediately. The company said the metal clasp connecting the leash to a dog’s collar can bend or break while in use, causing the leash to recoil unexpectedly.

The leash has a handle composed of a blue plastic case with a black plastic grip. The leash is made of a black woven strap and measures approximately one-half inch wide. The SlyDog retractable leashes with a plastic clasp are not included in this recall.

The leases were sold through Dollar General stores nationwide from September 2007 through August 2008 for about $5.

Consumers should return the leash to Worldwise Inc. for a full refund, including shipping costs. For more information, contact Worldwise at 888-296-3907 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website.


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Danielle   Bartlesville, OK

9/7/2008 7:01:55 PM


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Anna   Maple Grove, MN

9/7/2008 11:22:08 AM

Interesting. I have 2 retractable leashes that I love! People just need to know how to use it properly. They are more dangerous because the cord is so thin.

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Cheryl   Conway, MO

9/7/2008 9:44:02 AM

I think that this could happen to any retractable leash if not careful. But at least they did issue a recall for it.

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Kelly   Manchester, NH

9/7/2008 6:07:27 AM

Leashes do break - dogs chew on them and they get worn over time. However, it is the responsible thing for this company to do when the metal piece(s) is defective.

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