October 1, 2002
Thule Has Recalled the Thule backpack and speedway
- Thule Has Recalled the Thule backpack and speedway because the rack
may release the bikes.
Number of Units Affected:
THULE TRUNK MOUNT BIKE CARRIERS PRODUCED AND SOLD BETWEEN JANUARY AND AUGUST
2002, MODEL(S) SPEEDWAY (PN 961, 962, AND 91962) AND FREEWAY (PN 960). THE
POSITIONING SPRING PIN THAT SETS INTO THE HUB CAN SLIP POSITION IF THE RACK
IS OVERSTRESSED. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE BIKE(S) CAN FALL OFF THE BIKE RACK.
SHOULD THIS OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, A FOLLOWING MOTORIST
COULD STRIKE THE BIKE(S), POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
THULE WILL NOTIFY ITS DEALERS AND CUSTOMERS AND WILL REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE
BIKE RACKS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING
SEPTEMBER 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REPLACEMENT BIKE RACK
WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT THULE AT 800-848-5391.
CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E055000.
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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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