Loctek recalls Fleximounts Overhead Garage Storage Racks

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One of the U-shaped buckles on the supporting cables can fail

Loctek of Livermore, Calif., is recalling about 17,500 Fleximounts Overhead Garage Storage Racks.

One of the U-shaped buckles on the supporting cables can fail, posing an impact injury hazard to users or bystanders if the rack falls.

The firm has received 18 reports of the U-shaped buckles on the supporting cables failing and the storage racks falling from the garage ceiling. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Fleximounts Overhead Garage Storage Racks, model GL44B. The model number is printed on the box and there is a label with the brand Fleximounts on the product. The recalled height adjustable steel racks attach to the ceiling, are black, measure 4 feet by 4 feet, and have U-shaped buckle hardware.

The storage racks, manufactured in Vietnam, were sold online at amazon.com, fleximounts.com, wayfair.com, ebay.com, walmart.com, home depot.com and at Home Depot stores nationwide from October 2020, through April 2022, for about $230.

What to do

Consumers should immediately unload all items from the racks and contact the firm for a free repair kit. The repair kit includes an instructional video link and written instructions on adding additional support to the storage rack. Loctek is contacting all known purchasers.

Consumers may contact Loctek toll-free at (855) 585-5618 anytime, by email at contact@fleximounts.com, or online for more information.

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