This recall involves Cosco Home & Office Products 3-in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks. The handles can be moved to allow the hand truck to be used in a vertical or horizontal position. Recalled hand trucks have model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1 and were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. The model number and manufacture date are on the Cosco label on the rear side of the bottom cross member.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hand trucks and contact Cosco for a free repair kit.
Cosco has received 10 reports of wheel hubs separating or breaking and ejecting pieces including four reports of bruises and lacerations.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.