Bunnings NZ has issued a product safety recall for all Trailpro trailers sold by the company between 2005 and 2018 based on safety concerns. Bunnings has reported incidents involving the Trailpro TP1 Handyman model to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency where the drawbar has detached from the trailer. This poses a safety hazard to other road users and bystanders.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is revoking the Warrants of Fitness (WoF) for Trailpro TP1 trailers following inspections of affected TP1 models and will inspect other Trailpro models before taking further action.
What you should do: Check the identification plate on the side of your trailer’s drawbar to see what make of trailer you have. If you have a Trailpro trailer, you are advised to stop using the trailer to carry any load and contact Bunnings on 0800 561 109.
The November 2018 recall for two other Trailpro models - TP5 (8 x 4 Tradesman) and TP8 (8x5 Tandem) - is still in place. The Handyman (TP1), Weekender, and the 500 5x3 (TP6) have also been recalled as of 12 March 2020. However, if you own a Trailpro 8x4 Tradesman (TP5) or 8x5 Tandem (TP8) trailer and the serial number on the identification plate ends with an “R”, your trailer has been repaired as part of the previous recall and you are not required to take any further action.
APV Safety Products Pty Ltd ACN 110 355 934 (APV Safety Products) have been advised from our Australian fastener supplier of seatbelt anchorage bolts, Fuji Fasteners Pty Ltd ACN 107 678 017 (Fuji Fasteners) that due to internal defects in one batch of their anchorage bolts, they have initiated a recall of that anchorage bolt.
The seatbelt mounting bolt, being the 7/16” 38mm long Grade 5 Silver Anchorage Bolt (Seatbelt Anchorage Bolt), was supplied to APV Safety Products and used in some APV Safety Products Seatbelt Kits and accessory products. APV Safety Products is now working with Fuji Fasteners to recall and exchange all bolts within the market which may be potentially defective.
APV Safety Products Aftermarket seatbelt and fitting kits sold from 18th July 2018 and manufactured before January 2019 may have seatbelt anchorage bolts with an internal defect. If the bolt fractures, the seat belt's performance could be compromised in a vehicle crash.
APV Safety Products is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect. Defective bolts fitted as per the fitting instructions, would be expected to be detected during installation.
Full information on the product safety recall is available at: www.recalls.govt.nz/recall/aftermarket-seatbelt-kits-anchorage-bolt(external link) or download the recall notice [PDF, 547 KB] - 19 January 2019
Customers who have purchased the anchorage bolt should contact APV safety Products, 0800 440 703.
Bunnings NZ has issued a product safety recall for Trailpro trailer models TP5 and TP8. Bunnings warn that there is a risk of the trailer’s drawbar breaking and detaching, which poses a significant safety hazard to other road users and bystanders.
Heavy, regular or commercial use of the trailer is likely to accelerate the risk of the drawbar breaking.
What you should do: Check the identification plate on the side of your trailer’s drawbar to see what model you have. If you have a Trailpro TP5 or TP8, you are advised to stop using the trailer to carry any load.