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Gleason Recalls Hand Trucks Due to Laceration and Injury Hazards

  • Model 40615
  • Model 60610
Name of Product:
Hand trucks
Hazard:

The wheel’s plastic rims can break when overinflated, posing a laceration or injury hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
October 06, 2016
Units:
About 120,000
Consumer Contact

Gleason Consumer Products Company at 800-520-6335 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at nruhrer@gleasonmillw.com or online at www.milwaukeehandtrucks.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Milwaukee-branded hand trucks with model numbers 40615 and 60610. The recalled nylon hand trucks have a one-piece, nylon-molded frame and measure 50 inches tall and 21 inches wide.  Model 40615 has a black nylon body, a black foot rest and yellow handles.  Model 60610 has a black nylon body, a red foot rest and red handles.  The model number is located on the crossbar between the handles of the hand truck.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hand trucks and contact Gleason to obtain replacement wheels.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received five reports of injuries, including lacerations to face, hand and wrist.

Home Depot and Lowe’s nationwide and online at homedepot.com and lowes.com from August 2007 through April 2010 for about $65.

Manufacturer(s):

Gleason Consumer Products Company, of Lincoln, Ill.

Manufactured In:
US
Recall number:
17-002
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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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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