Lowe's Announce Recall of GardenPlus Industrial

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  1. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    December 6, 2004
    Release # 05-062
    Garden Cart Recall Hotline: (800) 444-6742
    CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    CPSC, LG Sourcing and Lowe's Announce Recall of GardenPlus Industrial
    Garden Carts

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
    cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
    recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
    recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of product: GardenPlus Industrial Garden Cart

    Units: 196,788

    Importer/Distributor: LG Sourcing, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C.;
    Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; and Lowe's HIW,
    Inc. of Washington, D.C.

    Hazard: Over-inflation of the tires can break the metal tire rim,
    causing users and bystanders to be struck with pieces of metal.

    Incidents/Injuries: LG Sourcing and Lowe's are aware of four incidents
    involving the metal rim assembly breaking during over-inflation of the
    tires. Three injuries occurred, including a fractured wrist, fractured
    fingers, and bruised hands.

    Description: The recalled GardenPlus Industrial Garden Carts, item
    number 128483, were made between November 2002 and April 2004. The
    garden cart is a four-wheeled pull wagon with a yellow mesh steel gauge
    bed and reinforced sides. The cart is approximately 20 inches wide by 30
    inches long and 20 inches high. This recall affects all carts sold
    between March 2003 and October 2004 without metal washers on the outside
    tire rims.

    Sold at: Lowe's retail establishments nationwide from March 2003 through
    October 2004 for about $70.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Owners will receive a direct shipment of a free set of
    replacement wheels.

    Consumer Contact: Contact Lowe's Garden Cart Recall Hotline toll-free at
    (800) 444-6742 anytime or visit the Lowe's Web site at www.lowes.com for
    more information

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  2. farmered

    farmered LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I bought that cart. I tow behind my other cart which is attached to my BCS 948 14 HP diesel 2 wheel tractor. That $70 made in china cart is a gigantic POS. The welds on the wheels where it attaches the wheel to the shaft and the ball bearins were so crappily done that they broke off - ergo the wheel cannot now be attached to the shaft. I tried to fix it by having a large 3" washer, but it just wobbles - I guess I could just spot weld it. I hate stuff made in China. It's crap, crap, crap, crap, crap. From their crappy tools sold at lows, to sub-standard alloys, to tractors, to equipment, to anything electrical. When I shop for tools, I specifically read where it's made. First priority is USA, next Europe (Germany or Italy). If I am in a bind, I buy Chinese and hold my nose shut.
  3. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 987

    I had bought that cart too. Was going to use it to carry my fishing gear on the pier but decided it was too big. Glad I returned it now........... :dizzy:

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