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
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Yakima HoldUp EVO Bicycle Carriers
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.
|Product Name||Part Number|
|HoldUp EVO 2"||8002479|
|HoldUp EVO 1.25"||8002480|
|HoldUp EVO +2||8002482|
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.
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.
Yakima Products Inc
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.