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|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 855-0708
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Distributor: Loaded Boards Inc., of Beverly Hills, Calif.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: Loaded Boards has received 10 reports of wheels separating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves 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.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the wheels immediately and contact Loaded Boards Inc. or any authorized dealer for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Loaded Boards Inc. toll-free at (877) 855-0708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the firm's Web sites at www.loadedboards.com or www.orangatangwheels.com