True Value Recalls Green Thumb Twin Wheelbarrows News & Opinion

True Value Green Thumb Twin Wheelbarrow Recall


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with True Value, announced a voluntary recall of the Green Thumb Twin Wheelbarrows since over-inflated tires can cause the wheel to break and pose an injury hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the Green Thumb Twin Wheelbarrows and return them to any True Value store for a full refund.

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Name of Product: Green Thumb Twin Wheelbarrows

Units: About 17,000

Distributor: True Value Co., of Chicago, Ill.

Manufacturer: Qingdao Huatian Hand Truck Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: Over-inflating the tire could cause the wheel’s plastic rim to break, posing an injury to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: True Value has received two reports of the plastic rim breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled wheelbarrow has tan plastic wheel rims, a black plastic tray and steel handles and axle.

Sold at: True Value stores nationwide from September 2008 through October 2008 for about $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wheelbarrows and return them to any True Value store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call True Value at 800-621-6025 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.truevalue.com.

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