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Consumer product recall

Cosco Home & Office Products recalls 3-in-1 Convertible Hand Truck

Starting date:
March 31, 2015
Posting date:
March 31, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Cosco 3-in-1 Convertible Hand Truck

Product description

This recall involves 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.

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

Hazard identified

When the 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 consumers.

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 10 reports of incidents in the United States of wheel hubs separating or breaking and ejecting pieces including four reports of bruises and lacerations.

Number sold

Approximately 24,100 of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled hand trucks were sold from April 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011 at Canadian Tire stores.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hand trucks and contact Cosco for a free repair kit.

For more information, consumers can contact Cosco Home & Office Products toll-free at 1-888-250-9299 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, email or visit Cosco's website and click on Safety Notice on the right side of the page for more information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.