BEAVERTON, Ore., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakima Products today announced a recall for its FrontLoader, a top of car bike rack (NHTSA campaign # 11E-017). A small number of units shipped to dealers from March 2010 through December 2010 have malfunctioned. There have been no injuries related to this malfunction and the issue has been addressed in the current generation of the FrontLoader that began shipping in February 2011. Yakima is in the process of contacting all affected dealers who will receive replacement product. FrontLoaders subject to the recall can be identified by the front wheel hoops. Units with four wheel position options are part of the recall, current units with five positions are not part of the recall.
Yakima and its retailers will be reaching out directly to those consumers that have purchased the affected product. Consumers that have purchased a FrontLoader produced or shipped to dealers between March and December 31, 2010 should cease use of the racks, remove them from their vehicle and execute the product return per the instructions posted on www.yakima.com/frontloaderrecall beginning April 28, 2011, or call 1-888-925-4621.
Yakima is a world leader in the design and manufacture of cargo management equipment solutions for outdoor enthusiasts. Yakima's products include: vehicle racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and gear, a line of cargo boxes and bags for a variety of needs, as well as high performance multi-sport trailers. Yakima Products is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. For more information, visit www.yakima.com.