Name of Product: Hand trucks
Hazard: The wheel's plastic rims can break when overinflated, posing a laceration or injury hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hand trucks and contact Gleason to obtain replacement wheels.
Consumer Contact: Gleason Corporation at 800-520-6335 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.milwaukeehandtrucks.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.
Units: About 120,000
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.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of injuries, including lacerations to face, hand and wrist.
Sold at: Home Depot and Lowe's nationwide and online at homedepot.com and lowes.com from August 2007 through April 2010 for about $65.
Manufacturer: Gleason Consumer Products Company, of Lincoln, Ill.
Manufactured in: US
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