Yakima has announced a recall on their most recent trunk-mounted bike racks, the Quickback 2 and Quickback 3. There seems to be a defect in the adjustable knobs that needs to be replaced if you purchased your rack with a manufacturing date prior to April 9, 2009.
Here’s the quick version on how Yakima is handling the recall:
- If the consumer owns a Quickback 2, they can choose either a new Quickback 2 and a $25 check or a King Joe 2 and a $50 check.
- If the consumer owns a Quickback 3, they can choose either a new Quickback 3 and a $25 check or a King Joe 3 and a $50 check.
Once the consumer fills out their info online, they will be sent a packet containing an envelope; they will remove both red adjustment knobs from the Quickback and send them back to us as proof of ownership and to show the rack has been disabled. Once we have received the packet, a new order will be processed and a check request will be submitted.
For more information, please visit the Yakima recall website.