Faulty skateboard wheels recalled in U.S.
- June 24, 2009 4:06 PM
- By Tara Kimura
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety commission and Loaded Boards Inc. have announced a recall of about 1,200 sets of skateboard wheels that may break and separate from the board's axle and bearings.
The recalled Orangatang "In Heat" skateboard wheels are sold in two styles: 75mm/purple/83a durometer and 75mm/orange/80a durometer.
The wheels come in sets of four and have the words "Orangatang," and "In Heat" written on the side.
The wheels' cores can shear and break, causing them to detach from the skateboard and pose a fall hazard to the user.
There have been no reports of injuries associated with use of the boards, although 10 instances of broken wheels have been reported.
The wheels were sold at authorized Loaded Boards/Orangatang Wheels dealers across the United States between March 2009 through April 2009.
Consumers are advised to stop using the wheels. They can contact any authorized dealer or Loaded Boards Inc. at 1-877-855-0708 for a free replacement.
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