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Injuries prompted Cosco recall of 270K hand trucks in the US

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Approximately 273,000 aluminum-made hand trucks in the U.S. were recalled by Cosco after complaints of injuries were reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on February 25.

Reports said operators are at risk of sustaining injuries like lacerations or bruises if the wheel hub of the recalled hand trucks breaks off. The defective hand trucks were made in China between January 2009 and October 2011. Cosco has been notified of at least four injuries in the 10 incidents of wheel hubs breaking on the hand trucks. Owners of the recalled hand trucks are instructed to contact Cosco to get a repair kit at no cost.

The Appleton product liability legal team of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® know that injuries caused by defective products can be serious and may additionally create a financial burden for families. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a defective product, you may be able to pursue financial compensation from those responsible. Call our offices at 800-242-2874 today to learn more.