True Value Recalls Wheelbarrows; Over-Inflated Tire Can Cause Wheel to Break and Pose Injury Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2009
Release #09-133

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 621-6025
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

True Value Recalls Wheelbarrows; Over-Inflated Tire Can Cause Wheel to Break and Pose Injury Hazard

 

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: Green Thumb Twin Wheelbarrows

Units: About 17,000

Distributor: True Value Co., of Chicago, Ill.

Manufacturer: Qingdao Huatian Hand Truck Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: Over-inflating the tire could cause the wheel’s plastic rim to break, posing an injury to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: True Value has received two reports of the plastic rim breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled wheelbarrow has tan plastic wheel rims, a black plastic tray and steel handles and axle.

Sold at: True Value stores nationwide from September 2008 through October 2008 for about $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wheelbarrows and return them to any True Value store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call True Value at (800) 621-6025 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.truevalue.com

 

Picture of Recalled Wheelbarrow