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SafetyAlerts
September 17, 2002

NORTHPOLE USA Has Recalled their Cargo Carrier

(SafetyAlerts) -  NORTHPOLE USA Has Recalled their Cargo Carrier because the straps can rip allowing the carrier to detach.
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Number of Units Affected: 4000

Defect Summary:
AMES PANORAMA CARGO CARRIER WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THE TOP OF A VEHICLE. ALL OF THESE CARRIERS ARE BEING RECALLED. THE STRAPS CAN RIP AND THE CARRIER CAN FLY OFF THE VEHICLE.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE CARRIER FLIES OFF THE VEHICLE WHILE IT IS IN MOTION, IT COULD STRIKE A PEDESTRIAN OR ANOTHER VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY OR A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
NORTHPOLE USA WILL NOTIFY ALL OF THE AMES DEPARTMENT STORES THAT THE CARRIER WAS PROVIDED TO AND REPURCHASE THEM. NOTIFICATION TO CUSTOMERS BEGAN SEPTEMBER 9, 2002. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NORTHPOLE USA AT 800-613-1225.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E051000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

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

How many did you hear about?

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