Update from Blue OX Aladdin Failure
I just wanted to follow up and thank everyone for the comments. i did reach out to Roxanne Simonsen head of customer service at Blue OX. Her explanation of the change in Aladdin manufacturing design in 2010 was to reduce parts costs and not as a result of a recall, poor design or safety issues.
She did not offer me anything credit and said they just wear out. Well I decided that based upon what others have received as compensation from Blue OX, I would be better off buying the Aventa LX all steel model for the same price at Amazon. I would pay less than buying from Blue Ox with a $500 credit with no shipping or tax cost.
If you have the Aladdin Tow bar that is past the warranty or close to it, have it inspected for failure. My guess is that Blue OX is walking a fine line to avoid any legal liability and willing to not support their product past the 3 year warranty. Just keep this issue in mind as you contemplate purchase. As my is car already is set up for Blue OX I was forced to buy from them again. I will consider others next time and no longer recommend Blue Ox or at least not the Aladdin aluminum model.
Thanks again for all your input.
Tiffin RED 34