Hand trucks made by Harper Trucks Inc. have been recalled in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission due to an injury hazard, according to recent news sources.
About 292,000 products are subject to recall. The hand trucks were sold at Home Depot from September 2008 to March 2009, as well as at Sam’s Club from early 1993 to 2002. They retailed for between $28 and $42.
The injury hazard comes into play when the tires are overinflated. This causes the wheel to break, which causes the pieces of the hub to fly out haphazardly. The manufacturer has received 19 reports of this occurrence, resulting in 19 injuries, including loss of vision, contusions, lacertaions, and broken bones.
The product should not be used. Consumers can contact Harper Trucks in order to receive a repair kit free of charge. Included in the kit are either lock washers, new wheel, or new tires, depending on the model number.
The Los Angeles personal injury attorney at our law firm believes consumer safety should be the number one priority of manufacturers. We know that even with all of the rules and regulations imposed upon product manufacturers, things can still go wrong and sometimes companies even put profit before safety. If you or a loved one has been affected by a dangerous or defective product please do not hesitate to call a product defect lawyer right away. The longer you wait the more chance you have of losing evidence for your potential product liability case.