Recall: L.L.Bean Deluxe Packaway Boat Carts
On 2013-09-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding L.L.Bean Deluxe Packaway Boat Carts due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2012 for about $100.
About 2,000 units are involved in this LL Bean / LL Kids boat 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 Vehicle Accessories category in 2013.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 555-9717
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What is the problem?
The cart's plastic wheel rims can burst when the rubber tires are over-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 L.L.Bean's Deluxe Packaway Boat Carts used to haul canoes and kayaks into or out of the water by hand. The carts have a white and blue aluminum frame with rubber tires and have two black nylon straps marked L.L.Bean. The carts weigh about seven pounds.
These items were sold new+ at L.L.Bean stores nationwide, L.L.Bean's catalog and online at www.llbean.com from March 2012 through June 2013 for about $100.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should call L.L.Bean or go to the firm's website for new instructions and psi stickers to put on the wheels of the cart. Do not add air to the tires until reviewing the new instructions on the maximum inflation level or psi.
L.L.Bean Inc., at (800) 555-9717 anytime, or online at www.llbean.com and click on Product Recall and Safety Info at the bottom of the home page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
L.L.Bean has received two reports of the plastic wheel rims on the cart bursting, resulting in bruises to a consumer who was struck by broken, flying pieces. No injuries were reported in the second incident.
+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 at CPSC.gov.
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