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Pro Series Translite Bike Racks

Starting date:
May 23, 2013
Posting date:
May 23, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-31815

Affected products

Pro Series Translite Bike Racks

Product description

This recall involves Pro Series Translite Bike Racks. The affected product is Model Number 63144. The product is a hitch-mounted bicycle rack with dual arms, each having four rubber cradles with hook and loop straps that hold the bicycle in place. The rack is capable of carrying up to four bicycles. The recalled products can be identified by the absence of a green sticker on the exterior surface of the product packaging or on the product itself. A green sticker identifies products that are not subject to the recall.

Hazard identified

Some cradles used in the production of the bike carriers within the recall population may tear during use or if excessive force is applied to the cradle straps, potentially allowing a bike to partially or fully disengage from the bike carrier. If a bike disengages from the carrier and falls onto the roadway, the resulting road hazard may cause a motor vehicle accident or property damage.

Neither Health Canada nor Cequent Performance Products, Inc. has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately, 107 units were distributed across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was distributed between March 2012 and August 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
Plymouth
Michigan
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers are advised to call Cequent Customer Service at 1-800-931-6689. Customers will be sent a repair kit free of charge which includes new extension arms and installation instructions. Customers are asked to return the recalled product to Cequent. For the most up-to-date information concerning this recall, visit the firm’s website (PDF - 201 KB).