|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2004
Release # 05-062
|Garden Cart Recall Hotline: (800) 444-6742
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, LG Sourcing and Lowe's Announce Recall of GardenPlus Industrial Garden Carts
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: GardenPlus Industrial Garden Cart
Importer/Distributor: L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; and Lowe's HIW, Inc. of Washington, D.C.
Hazard: Over-inflation of the tires can break the metal tire rim, causing users and bystanders to be struck with pieces of metal.
Incidents/Injuries: LG Sourcing and Lowe's are aware of four incidents involving the metal rim assembly breaking during over-inflation of the tires. Three injuries occurred, including a fractured wrist, fractured fingers, and bruised hands.
Description: The recalled GardenPlus Industrial Garden Carts, item number 128483, were made between November 2002 and April 2004. The garden cart is a four-wheeled pull wagon with a yellow mesh steel gauge bed and reinforced sides. The cart is approximately 20 inches wide by 30 inches long and 20 inches high. This recall affects all carts sold between March 2003 and October 2004 without metal washers on the outside tire rims.
Sold at: Lowe's retail establishments nationwide from March 2003 through October 2004 for about $70.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Owners will receive a direct shipment of a free set of replacement wheels.
Consumer Contact: Contact Lowe's Garden Cart Recall Hotline toll-free at (800) 444-6742 anytime or visit the Lowe's Web site at www.lowes.com for more information.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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