Consumer product recall

Yakima SpareTime Bicycle Carrier

Starting date:
March 27, 2013
Posting date:
March 27, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Yakima SpareTime Bicycle Carrier

Product description

The recall involves the Yakima SpareTime bicycle carrier identified by part number 8002598 and manufactured between October 2011 and October 2012.  The date code is printed on a white label and can be found on the mounting plate. The format will appear as XX XX XXXX representing the month, day and year. For example, 5 September 2012 would look like 09 05 2012.

Yakima SpareTime bicycle carriers without markings on the bolt are being recalled. If your SpareTime bicycle carrier has markings on the bolt head, it is not affected by this recall.

Hazard identified

Two mounting bolts installed on SpareTime bicycle carriers manufactured after October of 2011 may not meet minimum strength requirements as specified in Yakima technical documentation. These bolts could break resulting in the bike carrier being ejected, creating a road hazard to other vehicles which could possibly result in a crash or injury to persons outside the vehicle.

Yakima Products, Inc. has received two reports of incidents related to the use of this product in the United States.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this bicycle carrier.

Number sold

Approximately 1,960 units of the affected bicycle carriers were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected bicycle carriers were sold from October 2011 to March 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



Kemflo (Nanjing) Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.




Yakima Products, Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the product from your vehicle and contact Yakima customer service to obtain a free replacement kit.

For more information, consumers may contact Yakima Products, Inc. toll-free at 1-888-925-4621.

Consumers may view the release by the Yakima Products, Inc. on the company’s website.