|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 621-6025
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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