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Forest River, Inc., is recalling certain Shockwave Toyhauler trailers due to an incorrect Federal Placard which could cause the user to overload the trailer tires, increasing the risk of a blowout, crash, and/or severe personal injury, including death.
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What’s the Problem?

This recall affects Forest River Shockwave Toyhauler SHT18FS-CA trailers from model year 2020, according to a Recall Notice by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Federal Placard on affected toy haulers indicates the incorrect tire pressure that could cause the operator to unintentionally overload the trailer and experience a loss of vehicle control and/or premature tire failure, increasing the risk of an accident and severe personal injury. Affected toy haulers fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims,” NHTSA said.

If you purchased a Toy Hauler that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact your Forest River dealer for a free correct Federal Placard. This recall began on March 2, 2020.

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Forest River Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in May 2022 alleges that Forest River 5th wheel recreational vehicles (RVs) from model years 2002 through 2022 are equipped with unsafe wiring systems that are not safely insulated and do not protect wires between the towing vehicle’s 7-way junction box and an RV’s battery, which increases the risk of a short and creates a hazardous condition.

The suit further alleges that Forest River manufactures its RVs without installing a fuse or circuit breaker to protect the wiring system. If a short occurs in the wiring between the junction box and an RV’s battery, the unprotected wire will overheat, creating a fire risk, according to the lawsuit.

“Forest River knows that the electrical circuit between towing vehicles’ 7-way junction boxes and Subject RVs [sic] batteries must be protected by a fuse or circuit breaker to protect the RVs from the risk of fire in the event of a short,” the complaint states. “Forest River has manufactured and continues to manufacture Subject RVs without such overcurrent protection.”

The plaintiff, a Montana resident, alleges that his 2019 Forest River “Puma” 5th wheel RV caught fire around May 2020 as he and his family were leaving a campground and that the wire responsible for charging the RV’s 12-volt batteries had shorted and burned.

The class action is seeking to represent all U.S. consumers who bought for personal, family or household use a Forest River 5th wheel RV equipped with an allegedly unsafe wiring system.

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The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Toy Hauler Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new personal injury cases in all 50 states.

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