|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 669-6960
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Utility Snow Sled Hitch Recalled by Pelican International Due to Injury Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Utility sled tow hitch
Units: About 250
Importer: Pelican International, of Quebec, Canada
Hazard: The screw(s) in the hitch can become loose and fall off due to vibrations when items are being towed, allowing the sled and hitch to detach from the towing vehicle. This poses an injury hazard to the user and bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 10 reports of the screw coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The tow hitch pivot is black metal and measures about 9.25 inches in length and 3.25 inches in diameter. The hitch is used in connection with the Pelican Snow Trek Utility sled. The hitch allows a Snow Trek sled to be connected to a snowmobile or other similar transportation device. Recalled models include:
|Product code||Product name||UPC
||Snow Trek 60 with runners and hitch
||Snow Trek 75 with runners and hitch
||Snow Trek 75 with runners, hitch and cover
||Kit Sled Tow Hitch
||Kit Sled Tow Hitch
||Kit Sled Two Hitch
Sold at: Paricon Inc., V.G. Grace and other regional distributors and sports retailers nationwide from January 2007 through December 2009 for about $50 if sold alone, and between $130 and $250 if sold with the sled.
Manufactured in: China and Canada
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the sled tow hitch and contact the firm to receive a free replacement kit and installation instructions.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pelican International toll-free at (888) 669-6960 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Website at www.pelicansport.com
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