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NHTSA 80-98
September, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Hollywood Engineering, Inc.

Models: Hollywood HR300
Hollywood HR310
Hollywood HR320
Hollywood HR400
Hollywood HR410
Hollywood HR420
Hollywood HR520

Number Involved: 300

Dates of Manufacture: March - April 1998

Defect: The hitch racks on these bicycle racks were welded without support gussets, allowing them to crack, sag or fall off the vehicle. If the rack falls off the vehicle, damage to following vehicles could occur, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Remedy: These racks will be exchanged for new racks. Owners who own these bicycle racks should contact Hollywood at 1-800-747-4085, to have them exchanged for properly manufactured racks. Distributor notification began July 13, 1998. [NHTSA Recall No. 98E026]

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.