Consumer product recall

Curt Ball & Pintle Hitch recalled due to potential separation of towed vehicle

Starting date:
June 24, 2021
Posting date:
June 24, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75885

Last updated:
2021-06-24

Summary

  • Product:
    Curt Ball and Pintle Hitches.
  • Issue:
    The limited locking engagement may allow the upper jaw to unlatch and a towed vehicle to separate, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hitches and contact Curt Manufacturing for a free replacement.

Affected products

Curt Ball and Pintle Hitch, part numbers 48190 and 48200

Product description

This voluntary recall involves certain Curt Manufacturing Forged Ball and Pintle Hitches with part numbers 48190 and 48200 and UPC 612314519002 and 612314520015, respectively. The hitch has a gloss black powder coat finish.

Hazard identified

The pivot hole is out of position, which can limit the locking jaw engagement. This may allow the upper jaw to unlatch and a towed vehicle to separate, resulting in the risk of a crash.

As of June 21, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 912 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from November 2019 to July 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor

Curt Manufacturing LLC

Eau Claire

Wisconsin

UNITED STATES

Manufacturer

Shanghai Jingco Machinary Company Ltd

Shanghai

CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hitches and contact Curt Manufacturing for a free replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Curt Manufacturing by telephone at 1-800-798-0813.

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

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.