Recall: Portable Garden Hose Reel Carts and Wagons
On 2008-09-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Portable Garden Hose Reel Carts and Wagons due to a potential explosion/projectiles hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2005 for about $190.00 to $250.00.
About 7,000 units are involved in this Rapid Reel garden hose cart recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Wheelbarrows & Carts category in 2008. See other recalled Wheelbarrows & Carts.
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What is the problem?
The tires on the portable garden hose reel can explode while being inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Rapid Reel portable garden hose reel carts and wagons. The cart has two tires and the wagon has four. The tires have a white plastic rim and a steel ball bearing hub or a black plastic bearing hub.
These items were sold new+ at Home repair retailers and distributors such as Ace Hardware, Amazon.com, and True Value Hardware nationwide from April 2005 through March 2006 for between $190 and $250.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should not inflate tires on the portable hose carts and contact Rapid Reel for free replacement tires.
For more information, contact Rapid Reel toll-free at (866) 523-2363 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.rapidreel.com (pdf).
Incidents & Injuries
Rapid Reel? has received five reports of tires exploding while being inflated, resulting in lacerations to fingers, arms, and legs from flying pieces of plastic.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available in the CPSC recall announcement.
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