Gleason Recalls Hand Trucks Due to Laceration and Injury Hazards

the wheels' plastic rims can break when overinflated

Gleason Recalls Hand Trucks Due to Laceration and Injury Hazards
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October 6, 2016

Gleason Corporation is recalling approximately 120,000 Milwaukee brand hand trucks. The wheel's plastic rims can break when overinflated, posing a laceration or injury hazard.

The recalled nylon hand trucks have a one-piece, nylon-molded frame and measure 50 inches tall and 21 inches wide. Model 40615 has a black nylon body, a black foot rest and yellow handles. Model 60610 has a black nylon body, a red foot rest and red handles.

The model number is located on the crossbar between the handles of the hand truck.

To date, Gleason has received five reports of injuries, including lacerations to face, hand and wrist.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hand trucks and contact Gleason to obtain replacement wheels.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers can contact Gleason at (800) 520-6335.