Product Recall: Fleximounts Overhead Storage Racks


Fleximounts branded Overhead Garage Storage Racks Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Bethesda: Loctek Inc., a Livermore, California establishment, recalls an estimated 17,500 Fleximounts Overhead Garage Storage Racks from the American marketplace due to suspected component failure with consequential risks of structural collapse, product falls, laceration, traumatic brain injury (“TBI” or “concussion”), bone fractures and/or central nervous system (“CNS”) injury, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

CPSC: https://bit.ly/3Nk8myh

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Loctek-Recalls-Fleximouts-Overhead-Garage-Storage-Racks-Due-to-Impact-Injury-Hazard

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Fleximounts branded Overhead Garage Storage Racks, marketed, sold and delivered in the United States with a model number of GL44B, as follows:

  • Fleximounts branded Overhead Garage Storage Racks, consisting of height-adjustable steel racks that attach to a structure’s ceiling such as a garage. The recalled Storage Racks are black in color and measure approximately four (4) feet by four (4) feet and have U-shaped Buckle Hardware and labels with a model number of GL44B.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled products can be found on the Web site listed above.

==> No item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, Loctek has recalled an estimated 17,500 Fleximounts Overhead Garage Storage Racks from the American marketplace due to suspected component failure with consequential risks of structural collapse.

Specifically, one of the U-shaped Buckles on the Supporting Cables can fail in operation, posing an impact injury hazard to the people if the Rack falls. Loctek has received eighteen (18) reports of the U-shaped Buckles on the Supporting Cables failing and the Storage Racks falling from the garage ceiling. No injuries had been reported as of press time.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Fleximounts Overhead Garage Storage Racks, please do not use them. Instead, carefully unload all items from the Racks and contact the firm for a free repair kit. The repair kit includes the instructional video link and written instructions on adding additional support to the storage rack. Loctek is contacting all known purchasers. You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjbkxv95LrQ

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat falls, laceration, concussion, bone fractures and/or central nervous system (“CNS”) injury.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Loctek Customer Service toll-free at toll-free at 1-855-585-5618 anytime. You can also reach the company on the Web at http://fleximounts.com and click on the button near the bottom center labeled “Recalls” or go to https://www.fleximounts.com/recalls for more information or by e-mail at contact@fleximounts.com.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 22-171
Recalls Direct RIN: 15951-2022
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