That's unfortunate. Glad you weren't on the road. I hope Yakima replaces it for you.
If it were to break off there would be a 50lb hunk of plastic dangling 6-8' off the side of my car. You don't think that could be catastrophic for a motorist in the lane next to me?That is unfortunate, but why would it be catastrophic? I would think maybe just loud with a dent or two to the roof. Stackers only help organize boats; they should always be secured to the actual rack.