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June 26, 2000

Reese Trailer Hitches Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain Reese Trailer Hitches because these aftermarket trailer hitch ball mount components, Part Numbers 65509, 67509, 61009, and ball mount 58112, can break without warning.

According to NHTSA, if the ball mount breaks, the tongue of the trailer can fall to the ground, increasing the risk of a crash.

5,800 of these hitches, manufactured between August 1999 through April 2000, are affected by this recall.

Purchasers of these aftermarket trailer hitches should contact their dealers or Reese products at 1-800-758-0869 to have the trailer hitch replaced free of charge. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during May 2000.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00E021]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 26, 2000.

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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