June 23, 2009
Loaded Boards Inc. is recalling about 1,200 sets of Orangatang skateboard wheels. The recalled skateboard wheels' core can shear and blow out, causing the wheel to separate from the skateboard trucks axle and bearings. This poses a risk of serious injury to riders.
Loaded Boards has received 10 reports of wheels separating. No injuries have been reported.
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.
The wheels, made in the U.S., were sold by Loaded Boards/Orangatang Wheels dealers nationwide from March 2009 through April 2009 for about $55 per set.
Consumers should stop using the wheels immediately and contact Loaded Boards Inc. or any authorized dealer for a free replacement.
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 or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).