RockyMounts recalls some hitch racks

By Stephen Frothingham

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts, Inc. is working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 565 of its auto bike racks because a weld can fail, causing the rack to separate from the vehicle.

The recall involves some Split Rail 1.25″ bicycle racks (part number 11300), MonoRail 2″ bicycle racks (part number 10004), SplitRail 2″ bicycle racks (part number 11400), and MonoRail 1.25″ bicycle racks (part number 10003).

The weld that attaches the hitch tube to the pivot bracket may crack and fail allowing the upper portion of the rack with the bicycles attached to separate from the vehicle.

RockyMounts is notifying owners and will provide a new rack base free of charge. The recall is expected to officially begin on Friday, March 23. Owners can contact RockyMounts customer service at 1-303-402-0190. They also can contact the National Highway Traffc Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

More information: static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCLRPT-18E011-3657.pdf | RockyMounts safety notice.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News