Easytow Boat Trailers Pty Ltd—'Eco' 2 Tonne Override Coupling fitted to Easytow Trailers

PRA number

2015/14601

Published date

Product description

2 Tonne override coupling used on trailers to attach the trailer to the tow vehicle. These couplings have the letters 'ECO' cast in to the coupling body
Identifying features
All couplings that feature the word 'Eco'

Other identifying numbers

All couplings that feature the word 'Eco'

What are the defects?

Under heavy use the coupling head and coupling shaft may develop slackness. This may create extra stress on the locking pin which may shear. The shaft could then rotate in the coupling head, unscrew and detach.

What are the hazards?

If the coupling head unscrews and detaches from the coupling shaft, only the safety chains will attach the trailer to the tow vehicle and this can create an unstable tow situation, which could poses an accident hazard to the driver and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Consumer should inspect the coupling for evidence of excessive wear and contact their place of purchase to receive a replacement.

Traders who sold this product

Various Boating Dealers

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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