Costco Hand Truck Recall Issued After Injury Report

Roughly 273,000 Costco hand trucks have been recalled after the manufacturer received nearly a dozen reports of the wheel hubs bursting during inflation, including incidents where users suffered bruises or lacerations from ejected pieces. 

The Costco hand truck recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 25, following at least 10 confirmed problems with the wheel hubs separating or breaking. This may cause pieces to be sent flying from the hand truck, posing an injury hazard for users or bystanders.

The recall includes an estimated 273,000 Costco Home & Office Products 3-in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. The hand trucks can adjust to be used to transport objects vertically or horizontally. Customers can locate the model numbers on the Costco label on the rear side of the bottom cross member.

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The Costco hand trucks were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011 in China under Costco Home & Office Products of Columbus, Indiana. They were sold at Costco Wholesale Club, Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Price Mart, and United Stationers stores and online at from March 2009 through October 2011 for between $100 and $150.

The CPSC recommends customers with the recalled products stop using them immediately and contact Cosco Home & Office Products at 888-250-9299, or email them at for a free repair kit.


  • BruceJune 3, 2015 at 4:44 am

    April 29, 2014 Was blowing up the tire and it exploded, took off my right index finger.

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