Orangatang Skateboard Wheels Recalled

Date:
June 23, 2009
Category:
Sporting Goods
Company/Brand:
Loaded Boards Inc.
The Danger:
The recalled skateboard wheel's core can shear and blow-out causing the wheel to separate from the skateboard truck's axle and bearings. This poses a risk of serious injury to riders.
Description:
This recall involves about 1,200 sets of Orangatang "In-Heat" skateboard wheels. They were sold in two styles: 75mm/purple/83a durometer and 75mm/orange/80a durometer. The words "orangatang," "In Heat," and the size and durometer are written on the sidewall of the wheel. The wheels were sold in sets of four.
Sold At:
Authorized Loaded Boards/Orangatang Wheels dealers nationwide from March 2009 through April 2009 for about $55 per set.
What To Do:
Stop using the wheels immediately and contact Loaded Boards Inc. or any authorized dealer for a free replacement. For more information, contact Loaded Boards Inc. toll-free at (877) 855-0708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email coreissue@loadedboards.com or visit www.loadedboards.com or www.orangatangwheels.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09250.html

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