Draw-Tite and Reese Towpower Ball and Pintle Hook by Horizon Global recalled due to crash hazard

Starting date:
February 12, 2021
Posting date:
February 12, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-74971

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Draw-Tite and Reese Towpower Ball and Pintle Hook by Horizon Global.
  • Issue: In some products, an out-of-position pivot hole in the product base creates the potential for the pintle hook to release and the towed vehicle to separate, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products, follow the instructions and contact Horizon Global for a free replacement.

Affected products

Draw-Tite and Reese Towpower Ball and Pintle Hook Trailer Hitches

Product description

This recall involves Draw-Tite and Reese Towpower brand trailer hitches only purchased during November 2019 to August 2020.

Some of the ball and pintle combination products affected by this recall include a date code, that is found on the mounting side of the base.

The following products are included in the recall:
Brand Part Number Part Description Date Code
Draw-Tite 63011 Pintle Hook with 2 inch Ball SM011941 to SM012023
Draw-Tite 63012 Pintle Hook with 2 -5/16 inch Ball SM011941 to SM012023
Reese Towpower 74115 Pintle Hook with 1-7/8 inch Ball Not applicable
Reese Towpower 74116 Pintle Hook with 2 inch Ball Not applicable
Reese Towpower 74117 Pintle Hook with 2-5/16 inch Ball Not applicable

 

Hazard identified

An out-of-position pivot hole in the product base creates the potential for the pintle hook to release and the towed vehicle to separate, increasing the risk of a crash.

As of January 27, 2021, the company has received one report of a towed vehicle separating in Canada with vehicle damage to the towing vehicle, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

The company reported that 623 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from November 2019 to August 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Manufacturer
Horizon Global Corporation
Plymouth
Michigan
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products, follow the instructions and contact Horizon Global for a free replacement.

Horizon Global has developed inspection instructions to be used to determine whether your product is affected by this recall. Inspection instructions (including a how-to video) are available at Draw-Tite Product Recalls or Reese Product Recalls. These websites also contain instructions for returning your part and obtaining a free replacement if your unit is determined to be defective.

For more information, consumers may contact Horizon Global at 1-877-973-7871 or by email: customerserviceleadership@horizonglobal.com.

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.