CPSC Recall - Issued 9/11/2013

L.L.Bean Recalls Boat Carts for Canoes and Kayaks; Plastic Wheel Rims Can Burst and Injure Users

Manufacturer: L.L.Bean Inc.,
Product: L.L.Bean Deluxe Packaway Boat Carts
Hazard: The carts plastic wheel rims can burst when the rubber tires are over-inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Injuries: 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.
Description: This recall involves L.L.Beans 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.
Remedy: Consumers should call L.L.Bean or go to the firms 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.
Sold At: L.L.Bean stores nationwide, L.L.Beans catalog and online at www.llbean.com from March 2012 through June 2013 for about $100.
Units: About 2,200
Consumer Contact: 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.
Company Website: www.llbean.com