Hand Trucks Recalled following 10 Consumer Complaints, Including Reports of Injury
About 273,000 hand trucks are being recalled after users complained that they were injured while inflating the hand truck's wheels.
The maker, Cosco, received 10 complaints that the wheel hub separated and broke, sending pieces into the air while the wheels were being inflated.
Of those, four users reported cuts and bruises.
The recall includes Cosco Home & Office Products 3-in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks. Recalled hand trucks include model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1 that were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011.
The model number and manufacture date are on the Cosco label on the rear side of the bottom cross member.
They were sold at Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online from March 2009 to October 2011 for between $100 and $150 dollars.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hand trucks and contact Cosco for a free repair kit.
Cosco Home & Office Products can be contacted at (888) 250-9299.