About 2,200 L.L.Bean Deluxe Packaway Boat Carts have been recalled. The cart’s plastic wheel rims can burst when the rubber tires are over-inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers. This recall involves L.L.Bean’s 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. L.L.Bean says it 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, according to the company.
The boat carts were sold exclusively at L.L.Bean stores nationwide, L.L.Bean’s catalog and online at www.llbean.com from March 2012 through June 2013 for about $100. Consumers should call L.L.Bean or go to the company’s 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. 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. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LLBean-Recalls-Boat-Carts-for-Canoes-and-Kayaks/