Hase Spezialräder has announced that they are recalling all aluminum tandem couplers.
Hase has received scattered reports of Aluminum Universal Tandem Couplings blocking when in tandem use. When such blockage occurs, the coupling may break!
For safety reasons, we have decided to immediately cease production and sale of aluminum couplings and to recall these products.
As a replacement, we are offering the steel Universal Coupling, for which no problems have been reported. These replacement couplings will be available in approx. 3 weeks.
We ask all aluminum-coupling owners to contact their Hase dealer and turn in the respective couplings for replacement.
Furthermore, all owners are advised to immediately discontinue use of aluminum couplings.
The steel couplings sold by Hase until April 2009 are not affected by this recall.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.
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