Loaded Boards Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a voluntary recall of Orangatang Skateboard Wheels. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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.
About 1,200 sets of the wheels were sold 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.