Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire – 2020-2021 Black Series C12, C13, C15, HQ12, HQ15, HQ17, HQ19, HQ19T, HQ21, HQ22T Trailers

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February 25, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V116000

Overloaded Electrical System May Cause Fire

An overloaded electrical system can increase the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V116

Manufacturer Black Series Campers Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 412

 

Summary

Black Series Campers Inc. (Black Series) is recalling certain 2020-2021 C12, C13, C15, HQ12, HQ15, HQ17, HQ19, HQ19T, HQ21, and HQ22T trailers equipped with Curt emergency breakaway kits, part numbers 52041 and 52044. When the breakaway system pin is pulled and not replaced, the system battery may become depleted and draw electricity through the main battery. This can overload the electrical system.

 

Remedy

Black Series will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected components, free of charge. The recall began on March 29, 2021. Owners may contact Black Series customer service at 1-833-822-6737.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 


IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

 

This notice applies to your trailer, VIN:

Dear Black Series Trailer Inc. Customer:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Black Series Camper Inc. has decided that a defect which relates to your trailer safety exists in      certain 2019 – 2020 model year           .  Black Series Camper Inc. recently discovered that certain CURT Emergency Breakaway Kits have had malfunctions when the emergency breakaway pin/clip is pulled and is not replaced, the small battery (CURT) continuously drains until it is depleted.  As a result, BSC is conducting a safety recall.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  However, we are  concerned about your safety and continued satisfaction with our products.

 

IMPORTANT

  • Your trailer is involved in Black Series Camper recall 21V-116.
  • Schedule an appointment with your RV dealer or authorized service center.
  • This service will be performed for you by an authorized technician or service center.
  • The recall will be completed free of charge to the customer.

In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) we recommend that you check your vehicle identification number and check with Black Series Camper Inc. (833) 8226737 or at NHTSA’s website (https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/), where you can find out the most up-to-date recall information for your trailer.

 

Why is your trailer being recalled?

When the small breakaway battery (CURT) is depleted, the emergency brake system draws through the charger from the main battery.  The total assumed draw is around 10amps – 12amps.  The charger is rated around 5amps.  This causes an overload which could lead to a fire.

 

What will we do?

Black Series Camper Inc. will supply the updated components.  BSC will pay/reimburse an authorized technician or service center for the labor of the replacement.  BSC will reimburse the value of the part and the labor of the authorized technician or service center if the component has been replaced.

 

What should you do? 

You should contact your Black Series Camper dealer to arrange a service appointment as soon as possible.

In the event that you have had the repairs completed prior to this recall, you would need to forward a copy of the receipt and/or invoice of the repairs done to Warranty@blackseriescamper.com or mail the copies to Black Series Camper Inc 19501 E. Walnut Drive South, City of Industry, CA 91748 for reimbursement.  Black Series Camper Inc will issue a company check upon confirmation of receipt and/or invoice.

 

Do you have questions?

If you have questions or concerns that your dealer is unable to resolve, please contact Black Series Camper Inc. Warranty Department at (833) 822-6737.

If after contacting your dealer and the BSC Warranty Department, you are still not satisfied that we have done our best to remedy this condition within a reasonable time, you may wish to write the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to https://www.safercar.gov.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign ID Number for this recall is 21V-116.

Federal regulation requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.

 

Rudy Lugo
COO, General Manager
Black Series Camper Inc.

 

BSC Recall 21V-116

 


March 31, 2021

 

Rudy Lugo
COO
Black Series Camper Inc.

 

TO: All U.S. Black Series Camper Inc. Dealers

SUBJECT: Safety Recall 21V116

Certain models have Curt part 52041 and 52044 breakaway kits with batteries that can become depleted, which can lead to an overload on the main battery

REF: Safety Recall 21V116

Certain models of C12, C13, C15, HQ12, HQ15, HQ17, HQ19, HQ19T, HQ21, HQ22T with Curt part 52041 and 52044 replacement

 

AFFECTED TRAILER MODELS

C12, C13, C15, HQ12, HQ15, HQ17, HQ19, HQ19T, HQ21, HQ22T with non-sequential VIN 4B9B1AB10KA165230 to 4B9B1AD2XMA165616

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

When the emergency breakaway system pin is pulled and not replaced the electrical circuit is closed. When the small breakaway battery (CURT) is depleted, the emergency brake system draws through the charger from the main battery. The total assumed draw is around 10amps – 12 amps. The charger is rated around 5amps. This causes an overload which could lead to a fire.

 

SERVICE ACTION

Black Series Camper Inc. will supply the updated components. BSC will pay/reimburse for the labor of the replacement and BSC will reimburse the value of the part and the labor if the component has been replaced.  The remedy is to be provided free of charge to the customer.

REMINDER: It is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to deliver a new motor vehicle or trailer to a customer under a sale or lease until the defect or noncompliance is remedied.

 

Black Series Camper, Inc. 2021

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20 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS C12 2020-2021
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS C13 2020-2021
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS C15 2020-2021
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS HQ12 2020-2021
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS HQ15 2020-2021
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS HQ17 2020-2021
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS HQ19 2020-2021
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS HQ19T 2020-2021
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS HQ21 2020-2021
BLACK SERIES CAMPERS HQ22T 2020-2021

 


5 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-21V116-9025.PDF 214.999KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V116-4084.PDF 214.971KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-21V116-1515.pdf 135.617KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V116-9491.pdf 646.23KB

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Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V116-2008.pdf 117.189KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=21V116&docType=RCL

 


 

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