July 21, 2001UnionTools, Inc. Recalls
P-Handle Hand Trucks
Columbus, OH (SafetyAlerts) - The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and UnionTools, Inc. are announcing a voluntarily
recalling about 32,000 P-Handle hand trucks. If the tires of the hand trucks are
substantially over-inflated beyond the recommended maximum 30 P.S.I., the rims of the tire
can separate under the intense pressure and strike the user or bystanders.
UnionTools has received two reports
of the tire rims separating due to over inflation of tires. Two adult males received
serious hand lacerations and bruises as a result of the tire rims blowing apart.
The hand trucks are made of steel and
painted red with two inflatable tires. "China" is stamped across the back
crossbar of the handle and "Made in China" appears on the tires. Sears stores
exclusively sold these hand trucks from February 2001 through May 2001 for about $30.
Consumers should contact UnionTools,
Inc. at (888) 808-6657 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive
a free repair kit. Consumers should only use a hand pump to inflate the tires. Additional
information may be obtained at www.uniontools.com
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