WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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
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.
Units: About 2,200
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.
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.
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.
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.
Distributor: L.L.Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission