If you have a spare tire on the rear of your vehicle and you want to transport up to 2 bikes, the SpareTime is your most premium bike carrier option. It attaches directly to your spare tire’s mounting bolts for a secure, snug fit, allowing you peace of mind while traveling down the road.
Received this from Amazon after ordering and shipping it all the way to India
Greetings from Amazon.com,
We have recently learned that Yakima Products, Inc., in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is issuing a Product Safety Notification in regards to Yakima SpareTime Bicycle Carriers. Our records indicate that you have purchased one of the Yakima SpareTime Bicycle Carriers listed in this recall through the Amazon.com website.
Yakima has determined that two mounting bolts installed on SpareTime products manufactured after October of 2011 may not meet minimum strength requirements as specified in Yakima technical documentation. These bolts could break resulting in bikes being ejected, creating a road hazard to other vehicles which could possibly result in a crash or injury to persons outside the vehicle.
Yakima SpareTimes without identifying characteristics on the bolt are being recalled. If your SpareTime has markings on the bolt head, it is not affected by this recall.
If you determine or suspect that the bolts in your product are not correct as noted above, remove the product from your vehicle and call 1-888-925-4621 to speak with customer service or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We regret the inconvenience this recall has caused you but trust you will understand that the safety of our customers is our highest priority.
Thanks for shopping at Amazon.com.
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