Yakima Products Inc. recalls Yakima HoldUp EVO Bicycle Carriers

Starting date:
July 11, 2018
Posting date:
July 11, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-67208

Affected products

Yakima HoldUp EVO Bicycle Carriers

Product description

This recall involves certain Yakima HoldUp vehicle hitch mounted bicycle carriers manufactured between March 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018. The affected units can be identified by determining the shape of the snap pin head. The affected snap pin heads do not have a flat edge on one side of pin head.

The following Yakima HoldUp bicycle carriers are included in this recall:
Product Name Part Number
HoldUp EVO 2" 8002479
HoldUp EVO 1.25" 8002480
Single Speed 8002481
HoldUp EVO +2 8002482

Hazard identified

The snap pins can become loose and fall out causing the rear wheel cup (and rear wheel) to detach from the main frame. Prior warnings of this defect may include sliding or banging noises when the rear wheel and wheel cup hits the ground. This can result in a bicycle ejection, causing a crash or personal injury to persons outside the vehicle.

As of July 5, 2018, Yakima Products, Inc. has received no report of incidents or injuries in Canada. The company has received four reports of incidents related to the use of this product in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 314 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected Yakima HoldUp EVO products were sold from April 2018 to May 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Yakima Products Inc
Lake Oswego
Oregon
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Yakima Precision
Nanjing
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the bicycle carrier from their vehicle and contact Yakima customer service to obtain replacement snap pins at no charge.

For more information, consumers may contact Yakima Products, Inc. customer service by telephone toll-free at 1-888-925-4621 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, by e-mail or visit the company's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.