Recalled Orangatang Skateboard Wheels Pose Risk Of Injury. Orangatang Skateboard Wheels distributed by Loaded Boards Inc., of Beverly Hills, Calif. have been recalled. Roughly 1200 sets of skateboard wheels are involved in this recall.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), 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. Loaded Boards has received 10 reports of wheels separating, but no injuries are known to have occurred.
Recall Involves Orangatang In-Heat Skateboard Wheels
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 at authorized 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, e-mail the firm at [email protected] or visit the firm’s Web sites at www.loadedboards.com or www.orangatangwheels.com.