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Cosco recalls convertible hand trucks due to injury risk

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The wheel hub can separate or break and eject pieces during inflation, posing a risk of injury to the consumer and bystanders.

Description

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.

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Incidents/Injuries:

Cosco has received 10 reports of wheel hubs separating or breaking and ejecting pieces including four reports of bruises and lacerations.

Sold at:

Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online at The Home Depot.com from March 2009 to October 2011 for between $100 and $150 dollars.

Importer(s)

Cosco Home & Office Products, of Columbus, Ind.

Manufactured in:

China

Consumer Contact:

Cosco Home & Office Products toll-free at (888) 250-9299 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email handtruck@coscoproducts.com  or online at www.coscoproducts.com  and click on Safety Notice at the top of the page for more information.

Click here to report an incident involving this product.