Cosco Convertible Hand Truck Recall [Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Cosco 3-in-1 Convertible Hand Truck Recall [Canada]Cosco Home & Office Products recalls approximately 24,100 Cosco 3-in-1 Convertible Hand Trucks due to wheel hub separation and/or breakage, and user injury hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/M3Gf3

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/52689r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves certain Cosco Home & Office Products 3-in-1 Convertible Aluminum Hand Trucks that convert into a cart, two-wheeled dolly and 45 degree assisted position. The handles can be moved to allow the Hand Truck to be used in a vertical or horizontal position.

The recalled Hand Trucks have a model number of 0212301ABL1C and were manufactured from April 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011. The model number and manufacturing date are on the Cosco label affixed on the rear side of the bottom cross member.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional designs of the recalled products are pictured on the Web site above.

According to Health Canada, when the Hand Truck’s tires are overinflated, they can cause the wheel hub to separate or break, ejecting pieces of the hub. This poses a risk of injury to users or those nearby.

Neither Health Canada nor Cosco has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these hand trucks.

Cosco has received ten (10) reports of incidents in the United States of wheel hubs separating or breaking and ejecting pieces including four reports of bruises and lacerations.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession a recalled Hand Truck, please do not use it. Instead, kindly contact Cosco for a free repair kit.

You can reach the company toll-free at 1-888-250-9299 between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, e-mail at handtruck@coscoproducts.com or visit Cosco’s Web site at http://www.coscoproducts.com/eng/ and click on Safety Notice on the right side of the page for more information.

Please note: a similar product manufactured by this company has been recalled in other jurisdictions, specifically the United States. To see all related notifications concerning this product, please search for “Cosco” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Additional information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-52689
Recalls Direct RIN: 5187-2015
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