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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

STARCRAFT RV, INC. RECALLS FOLDING CAMPING TRAILERS.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
STARCRAFT / FOLDING CAMPING TRAILER
2007-2008
Manufacturer : STARCRAFT RV, INC. Mfr's Report Date : OCT 10, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V485000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WINCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1014
Summary:
 ON CERTAIN FOLDING CAMPING TRAILERS (FCT) EQUIPPED WITH A POWER WINCH UNIT, MODEL P55000, BUILT BY CAREFREE OF COLORADO, AN INCORRECT MATERIAL WAS USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF THE CABLE SHAFTS ON SOME OF THESE POWER WINCH UNITS. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WHILE THE FOLDING CAMPING TRAILER TOP IS BEING LIFTED, IF THE WINCH IS PLACED INTO A STALL CONDITION, THE CABLE SHAFT MAY BREAK PRIOR TO THE FUSE OR CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPPING.
Consequence:
 SHOULD THE CABLE SHAFT BREAK, THE FCT TOP COULD THEN FREE-FALL INTO THE LOWER POSITION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW CABLE SHAFTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 10, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT STARCRAFT AT 260-593-2550.
Notes:
 STARCRAFT RECALL NO. 4582. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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