May 30, 2002

Alert #02-542


PRODUCT: Children's Wagon - The Sportsman's Guide of South St. Paul, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 Big Red Wagons. The children's wagon is identified by the number 54774 and is made of red steel. The wagon measures 3-3/4" deep x 33-1/2" long x 15-1/2" wide. It has a black metal handle 18" long and four rubber, inflated wheels. The Sportsman's Guide sold the red wagon nationwide through its catalogue, the Internet and the Sportsman's Guide retail store from October 2001 through April 2002 for about $60. The big red wagon was manufactured in Taiwan.

PROBLEM: The Big Red Wagon has four rubber wheels that include plastic rims that may break and explode under pressure when being inflated. Parts of the wheel and the tire can strike and injure anyone nearby.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: The Sportsman's Guide is aware of eight incidents in which the tires have exploded. Three of the incidents involved adult consumers who sustained injuries described as lacerations to the hand and abrasions.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the Big Red Wagon immediately and contact The Sportsman's Guide to receive free replacement wheels and a $10 coupon. For more information and instructions, consumers should call The Sportsman's Guide toll-free at (800) 888-5222, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., CNT.

Picture of Recalled Wagon