Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Husky Towing Products Safety Recall

The Coast Distribution System (“Coast”) has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Weight Distribution Shanks that were sold as part of Weight Distribution Kits, Weight Distribution Shank Kits or Weight Distribution Head and Shank Kits under the “Husky” brand name. These recalled shanks bear a supplier’s factory designation “CTC” and were sold by Coast dealers between January 2006 and June 2007.

The Weight Distribution Shank, which fits into the trailer hitch receiver of a tow vehicle, may break under certain towing conditions. If the shank breaks completely, vehicle crash without prior warning could occur.

The “CTC” marking appears near the support bracket that is welded between the horizontal and vertical columns of the shank that fits into the trailer hitch receiver of the tow vehicle. The “CTC” marking on the shank is noted as CTC-XX-XX, where the XXXX represent the month and year of manufacturer. (See attached illustrations). Your Coast dealer can inspect the shank for this marking, or you may do so yourself if you prefer It is not necessary to disconnect the shank from the hitch to inspect for the CTC mark.
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