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Vermeer Manufacturing Company - Vermeer BC1000XL, BC1200XL and BC1500 Brush Chipper Trailer Recall

A recall notice for Vermeer BC1000XL, BC1200XL and BC1500 Brush Chipper Trailer supplied by Vermeer Manufacturing Company as wheels with an incorrect lug nut taper angle were installed on the trailers.

Vermeer Manufacturing Company - Vermeer BC1000XL, BC1200XL and BC1500 Brush Chipper Trailer

PRA No.

2020/18255

Date published

17 May 2020

Campaign number

IK3922

Product description

Vermeer BC1000XL, BC1200XL and BC1500 Brush Chipper Trailer

(Photo of BC1000XL Brush Chipper Trailer only)

216 affected trailers

Photograph of BC1000XL Brush Chipper

Photograph of Wheel with and without defect

Photograph of Compliance Plate

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

VIN list.xlsx (18.65 KB)

What are the defects?

Wheels with an incorrect lug nut taper angle were installed on the trailers.

This may cause the lug nuts to loosen or cracks to develop causing a loss of air pressure in the affected tyre.

What are the hazards?

If the wheel lug nut loosens or the tyre deflates while the trailer is being towed, there is a risk of wheel loss, increasing the risk of an accident and serious injury or death to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Owners will be contacted in writing to provide instructions on how to inspect their trailer and how to contact Vermeer Australia to arrange for an inspection and repair, where necessary.

For further information, please contact Vermeer Australia by phone on 1300 837 6337 or at https://www.vermeer.com.au/contact-us/

Supplier

Vermeer Australia

Traders who sold this product

RDO Australia Group Pty Ltd
Vermeer Australia

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

  • 1 August 2016 - 7 February 2020

Responsible regulator

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