Summary: B & M Manufacturing Company (B & M) is recalling certain model year 2012 boat trailers equipped with Carlisle Transport Products brand wheels installed as original equipment. These wheels were manufactured with machine dimensions for the application of a center cap and the application of steel lug inserts that were not controlled to the required specifications. As a result, the wheel may not be tightened to the proper torque during the mounting process.
Consequence: If the wheels are not tightened to the proper torque, the wheels could loosen, leading to wheel separation, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. A detached wheel also becomes a road hazard.
Remedy: B & M will notify owners, and dealers will repair or replace affected wheels free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 24, 2012. Owners may contact B & M Manufacturing Company at 1-573-346-7246.