I posted this a couple of hours earlier in the alt.home.lawn.garden
newsgroup with a cross post to this group. It showed there, but not
here, so here is a repost.
In July of 03, I bought a Garden Cart in Lowes. It was yellow with drop
down sides. Picture here:
I recently received a recall notice for it because of a defect in wheel
construction which may cause the wheel to fly apart if overinflated
(there are 5 nuts and bolts holding the two halves of the wheel
together). The recall refers to wheels not having a washer on the
outside of the wheel. The description as to the location of this
'washer' is vague. There are no washers on the nuts and bolts or
anywhere else I can see.
Lowes Recall page:
The recall only applies to those carts sold between March 2003 and
October 2004 at Lowes.
I called the Lowes recall hotline today and they will ship 4 new wheels
and tires to me within 6 to 8 weeks (they are backordered). I asked
where this washer was supposed to be and the operator would not say. It
seemed she wanted me to just say "No, there is no washer", so I would be
eligible for the recall.
As far as I know, this recall only applies to carts purchased at Lowes
during that period.
I have seen this type of cart at Home Depot, and perhaps they may be at
some other garden stores, but I don't know if they have a recall on
their carts, or if they are made by the same manufacturer.