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Pelican Snow Trek Hitch

Starting date:
May 28, 2010
Posting date:
May 28, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Miscellaneous, Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002312

Affected products

Pelican Snow Trek Hitch

Product description

This recall involves the Utility Sled Tow Hitch by Pelican International. The hitch allows a Snow Trek sled to be connected to a snowmobile or other similar transportation device. The tow hitch pivot is black and made of metal, and measures approximately 23.5 centimetres (9.3 inches) in length and 8.3 centimetres (3.3 inches) in diameter. The hitch is used in connection with the Pelican Snow Trek Utility sled.

The recalled models can be identified by the following product name, code and UPC.
Product Name Product Code UPC
Snow Trek 60 with runners and hitch LDT60PC00 776324512597
Snow Trek 75 with runners and hitch LDT75PC01 776324514041
Snow Trek 75 with runners, hitch and cover LDT75PD01 776324515222
Kit Sled Tow Hitch PS2003-1 776324511101
Kit Sled Tow Hitch PS2003-00 776324506480
Kit Sled Two Hitch PS2003-1-00 776324512689

Hazard identified

A screw in the hitch could become loose and fall off due to vibrations when the sled is being towed by a vehicle. This can lead to the sled and hitch detaching from the towing vehicle, posing a risk of injury to users and bystanders.

Pelican International Inc. has received 10 reports of the screw coming loose with no reported injuries.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 5,600 of the recalled products were sold at Sears Canada and Costco across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from December 2006 to May 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China and Canada.

Companies

Importer
Pelican International Inc.
Laval
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the sled tow hitch and contact Pelican International Inc. to receive a free replacement kit and installation instructions.

For more information, contact Pelican International Inc. at 1-888-669-6960 between 8AM and 5PM Monday through Friday or visit the Pelican Sport website.