Hubco Automotive Limited—Mounting Bolts on Yakima "Spare Time" Bicycle Carrier

Identifying features

Items with date codes between 1274 to 1365 or 2001 to 2305 or 10 01 2011 (1 October 2011) through to 10 30 2012 (30 October 2012) (that is, by American date order) but only if there are no stamped numerals on the mounting bolts.

What are the defects?

The mounting bolt may break unexpectedly.

What are the hazards?

If the mounting bolt breaks, bicycles could fall off the bicycle carrier. This poses a hazard to the driver and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Customers should detach and cease using the bicycle carrier immediately. Hubco Automotive Ltd will arrange for replacement mounting bolt or a refund of the product. For further information, please contact Rae Grey at Hubco Automotive on 1800 143 548 or email

Traders who sold this product

Assorted specialist roof rack, 4x4 and bicycle retailers.

Where the product was sold

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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