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Highland, Reese Cargo Bar Carriers Recalled

October 01, 2014

Cequent Group, a company within TriMas Corp., is recalling 7,086 Highland- and Reese-branded cargo bar carriers.

The products were packaged without labels warning against their use with rooftop accessories or with cargo bags, cargo baskets or cargo boxes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The recall includes Universal Telescopic Bar Carriers (part numbers 2508500 and 25085), Universal Car Roof Top Basket Carriers (part number 35036) and Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carriers (part numbers 2005200 and 20052). Also covered are Reese-brand Carry Power Multi-Purpose Bar Carriers (part numbers 13907 and 1390700) and Carry Power Roof Top Multi-Purpose Steel Basket Carriers (part number 13909).

If the bar carriers are used with cargo bags, cargo baskets, cargo boxes or rooftop accessories, the cargo being hauled is more likely to drop off the vehicle, NHTSA reported.

TriMas will notify product owners and provide revised instructions with the appropriate warnings. There will be no charge for this service.

The recall is expected to begin this month. Product owners can reach TriMas customer service at 1-248-631-5450.


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