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L.L.Bean Recalls Boat Carts for Canoes and Kayaks; Plastic Wheel Rims Can Burst and Injure Users

  • L.L.Bean boat cart
  • Tire on the recalled L.L.Bean boat cart
Name of Product:
L.L.Bean Deluxe Packaway Boat Carts
Hazard:
The cart's plastic wheel rims can burst when the rubber tires are over-inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
New Instructions
Recall Date:
September 11, 2013
Units:
About 2,200
Consumer Contact

L.L.Bean Inc., at (800) 555-9717 anytime, or online at www.llbean.com and click on Product Recall and Safety Info at the bottom of the home page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves L.L.Bean's Deluxe Packaway Boat Carts used to haul canoes and kayaks into or out of the water by hand. The carts have a white and blue aluminum frame with rubber tires and have two black nylon straps marked L.L.Bean. The carts weigh about seven pounds. 

Remedy:

Consumers should call L.L.Bean or go to the firm's website for new instructions and psi stickers to put on the wheels of the cart.  Do not add air to the tires until reviewing the new instructions on the maximum inflation level or psi. 

Incidents/Injuries:

L.L.Bean has received two reports of the plastic wheel rims on the cart bursting, resulting in bruises to a consumer who was struck by broken, flying pieces.  No injuries were reported in the second incident.

Sold Exclusively At:
L.L.Bean stores nationwide, L.L.Bean's catalog and online at www.llbean.com from March 2012 through June 2013 for about $100.
Importer:

L.L.Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine

Distributor

L.L.Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-282
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