Thule Sprint Bike Carrier Recall [Canada]


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Canada/Ottawa: 7428 - ThuleSprintBikeCarriersThule Inc. recalls an estimated 2,695 Sprint 528, 569 and 569000 Roof Mounted Bike Carriers due to suspected clamping failure and consequential bike detachment and injury hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/sYbv3036mPT

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/58990r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves certain Thule Sprint Roof Mounted Bike Carriers with product numbers 528, 569 and 569000 and a date code prior to August 2016.

New and improved Thule Sprint Bike Carriers with the “Thule Bring It! Guarantee” logo on the bottom of the tray and with a date code of August 2016 or later are not included in the recall.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional variations of the recalled Bike Carriers are pictured on the Web site above.

According to Health Canada, the clamping mechanism, an integral component of the recalled Bike Carrier in that it is designed to secure the bicycle fork to the Bike Carrier itself, can fail suddenly and without warning. This failure can cause the bicycle fork to fall out of the Rack, posing a risk of the bicycle physically separating from the vehicle during transport and falling to the roadway below or onto another vehicle at speed.

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

Thule, however, has received ten (10) reports in Canada where the bicycle fork came loose from the Rack, but in all cases, the rear wheel safety strap prevented the bicycle from physically detaching from the car. All incidents involved damage to the owners’ vehicle and/or the mounted Bicycle. No consumer injuries have been reported.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Bike Carriers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly visit the Thule Web site to arrange for the return of the recalled Bike Carrier and register for a replacement unit. The
Web site can be found at the following URL: https://www.thule.com/en-us/ca/support/thule-sprint-recall-na.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Thule at 1-844-361-8939 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at https://www.thule.com/en-us/ca.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

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Additional information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-58990
Recalls Direct RIN: 7428-2016
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