About 273,000 Hand trucks have been recalled by Cosco Home & Office Products, of Columbus, Ind. The wheel hub can separate or break and eject pieces during inflation, posing a risk of injury to the consumer and bystanders. 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. Cosco has received 10 reports of wheel hubs separating or breaking and ejecting pieces including four reports of bruises and lacerations.
The hand trucks were 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. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hand trucks and contact Cosco for a free repair kit. Contact Cosco Home & Office Products toll-free at 888-250-9299 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.coscoproducts.com and click on Safety Notice at the top of the page for more information.
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