ACCC publishes recall of dangerous wheels

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today published a recall of potentially dangerous 20 inch alloy XHP Razor wheels after reports of the wheels breaking or fracturing during use.

The recalled wheels were supplied by Bob Jane Corporation between April 2009 and January 2012.

Bob Jane has recalled 105 wheels and is contacting customers directly to offer them a full refund or free replacement wheels.

The recalled wheels have also been sold by a number of other suppliers. The ACCC will be negotiating recalls with the other suppliers over the coming weeks.

“If you think your car has been fitted with 20 inch XHP Razor wheels, you should immediately take your car to a mechanic or tyre supplier to have the wheels checked,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

“Consumers who suspect they may have purchased 20 inch XHP Razor wheels from other suppliers should contact their supplier to see if their wheels are affected. If in doubt, consumers can also contact the ACCC."

“There do not appear to be unique identification marks on the wheels. To check if they have the affected wheels, consumers can either compare the wheels to the images on the Recalls Australia website (below), look at their purchase receipt, or ask a mechanic or tyre technician,” Ms Rickard said.

If consumers have experienced alloy wheels breaking or fracturing during use, they should contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502, www.productsafety.gov.au or www.recalls.gov.au.

The recall notice is available at http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1048655

Contact details

Media enquiries

Ms Meg Macfarlan - (02) 6243 1317 or 0408 995 408

Release number: 119/13

General enquiries

ACCC Infocentre: 1300 302 502

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