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Champion Power Equipment recalls CPE/Power Sports Receiver Hitch Bike Carrier

Starting date:
September 15, 2016
Posting date:
September 15, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60178

Affected products

CPE/Power Sports Receiver Hitch Bike Carrier

Product description

This recall involves the CPE/Power Sports Receiver Hitch Bike Carrier.  It is a four-bike carrier that can be converted to a two-bike carrier.  The bike carrier can be identified by model number 100189 and UPC 850878006310. The model number can be found on the product's packaging and on a label on the bike carrier hitch mounting tube.  The UPC can be found on the product's packaging.  The bike carrier is black in colour and labelled with the CPE/Power Sports logo on the support arms.   

Hazard identified

The bike carrier hitch adapter may fail by bending under certain circumstances, posing a safety risk to people and property.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Champion Power Equipment received seven incident reports of product failures which resulted in property damage and over 127 complaints of the hitch adaptor bending under certain circumstances.

Number sold

Approximately 10,180 units of the bike carriers were sold by Costco retail stores and online at Costco.ca.

Time period sold

The recalled bike carriers were sold from January 1, 2016 to August 15, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Champion Power Equipment
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Hangzhou Rhino Machinery
Fuchun Jiedo
Zhejiang Province
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the CPE/Power Sports Receiver Hitch Bike Carrier and return it to your local Costco Wholesale for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Champion Power Equipment by telephone toll-free at 1-877-338-0999, Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST).

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.