Name of product:
Hand trucks
Hazard:

The wheel’s plastic rims can break when overinflated, posing a laceration or injury hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
6, 2016
Recall number:
17-002
Consumer Contact:

Gleason Consumer Products Company at 800-520-6335 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at nruhrer@gleasonmillw.com or online at www.milwaukeehandtrucks.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Milwaukee-branded hand trucks with model numbers 40615 and 60610. 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.

 
Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received five reports of injuries, including lacerations to face, hand and wrist.

Sold At:

Home Depot and Lowe’s nationwide and online at homedepot.com and lowes.com from August 2007 through April 2010 for about $65.

Manufacturer(s):

Gleason Consumer Products Company, of Lincoln, Ill.

Manufactured In:
US
Units:
About 120,000
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.