According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document, Buyers Products Co. is recalling more than 47,000 triangle warning signs. The recalled warning triangles have an insufficiently rigid joint between the base and the triangle and are improperly filled with ballast, causing the triangle to blow over from wind gusts.
Reports indicate that the triangle warning signs fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Standard No. 125, “warning devices,” and may fall over, leading to passing vehicles not being adequately warned of a stopped vehicle, increasing the risk of crash.
The Buyers Product warning triangle model numbers affected are ERT01 and ERT10.
Buyers Product Co. will notify customers, and refunds will be given for the purchased warning triangles. Drivers who own one of the recalled models may Buyers Product Co. customer service at 440-974-8888. The number for this recall is TSB-ERT10. Owners can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
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