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Cequent Performance Products, Inc. Recalls Reese Explore Bike Carrier

Starting date:
September 22, 2015
Posting date:
September 22, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-55040

Affected products

Reese Explore Bike Carrier

Product description

This recall involves the Reese Explore hitch mounted four-bike carrier identified by model number 63144 and UPC 042899139317. The bike carrier is black in colour and labelled with "REESE EXPLORE" on the vertical bar.  There are eight cradles on the top of the bike carrier that hold the bikes.

Hazard identified

The cradles on the recalled bike carriers may fail, which may cause a bike to become partially or fully disengaged from the bike rack.  If a bike fully disengages and falls onto the roadway, the resulting road hazard may cause a vehicle crash or property damage.

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

Number sold

A total of 50 bike carriers were sold primarily to U-Haul dealers across Canada, but there were also individual sales to consumers.

Time period sold

The recalled bike carriers were sold from July 2, 2015 to July 22, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Hangzhou-Xinsheng- Aluminum Co. Ltd.
Shouxiang Town, Fuyang Country
Hangzhou
CHINA
Importer
Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
Solon
Ohio
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected bike carrier and contact Cequent Performance Products to obtain a repair kit.

For more information, consumers can contact Cequent Customer Service by telephone at 1-877-208-2573 or by email.

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.