At Atera, we place the greatest importance on the quality and safety of our products.

All our products undergo extensive testing, in order to ensure that our safety standards are met.

Regrettably we have detected a defect with our GENIO PRO rear carrier:  We have received isolated complaints about the locking function of the tilting mechanism; in rare cases there is a risk of the carrier tilting during a journey.  This malfunction could lead to a change in vehicle handling, and pose a hazard to road safety.  Furthermore, the bikes being carried would probably be damaged.

Please be assured that the loaded bike carrier will remain securely attached to the vehicle, even if this malfunction occurs.

Our work is based on our uncompromising commitment to quality, with the safety and well-being of our customers being paramount to us.  This is why we have decided to initiate a voluntary product recall for the Atera GENIO PRO model, requiring some parts to be replaced with modified parts.

 

Please initiate the following urgent measures:

 

 



With immediate effect, do not use your Atera GENIO PRO and do not allow use by third parties.

 

 

 

Check the product nameplate in order to determine whether you are affected by this recall - the product nameplate is located below the wheel tray platform and is visible when the carrier is tilted.

Please proceed as follows if you own a Genio Pro bike carrier:

 

 


With immediate effect, do not use your Atera GENIO PRO and do not allow use by third parties.

Contact your specialist dealer from whom you purchased your Atera GENIO PRO.

Your specialist dealer will arrange for the carrier to be returned to Atera for modifications, and will ensure that the process is as straightforward as possible for you.

Product recall

GENIO PRO PRODUCT No. 022 780

Q: Are other Atera products affected by this recall?

A: No.  Only the Atera GENIO PRO bike rear carrier with product number 022 780 is affected.

 

Q: Can I continue using the Atera GENIO PRO?
A: No. As part of our uncompromising commitment to quality, we have decided to recall the product. We recommend that our customers stop using the Atera GENIO PRO immediately and do not allow use by third parties. There is a risk that the locking function of the so-called folding mechanism is released. This may lead to a change in driving performance, which poses a hazard to road safety.

 

Q: How do I know that I own this particular product?

A:  First of all, check the product number.  Your product is affected if it is product number 022 780.

You will find the product number either on your user instruction manual or on the information plate on your carrier.  When it is tilted, you will find it on the tube of the base frame, on the right hand side.

Alternatively, you can check the Type description of your carrier.  If your carrier has the description “SGP”, it is affected by this recall.


 

Q: What are the next steps?

A: With immediate effect, we urge you to stop using the product, not allow use by third parties, and contact your specialist dealer.  They will be happy to help you with the recall process.  Atera GmbH will carry out the necessary modifications in Leutkirch as soon as possible.  Most importers outside Germany have been trained to do these modifications locally.

Should you have any further questions, please contact us by e-mail at rueckruf@atera.de.  If you contact us directly, please let us know if your original packaging is still intact, and send us your complete contact information: name, address, email, landline number, mobile number.

 

Q: Can I check the bike carrier myself so that no removal of defects needs to be performed?
A: No. Please establish contact with your specialist dealer, or send an e-mail to rueckruf@atera.de.  If you contact us directly, please let us know if your original packaging is still intact, and send us your complete contact information: name, address, email, landline number, mobile number.

Atera GmbH is using this procedure to ensure that all affected bike carriers are correctly modified and inspected.

Further information can be found under “Q&A”.


Should you have any further questions, please contact us by e-mail at rueckruf@atera.de



To register for your carrier to be modified, please contact your specialist dealer.



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