Burley Design Recalls Child Bicycle Trailers Due to Injury Risk

Trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar when they appear to be connected, posing a crash hazard.

Recall date: October 28, 2015
Recall number: 16-019 8 of 10 photos

Recall Summary

Name of product: Child bicycle trailers

Hazard: Trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar when they appear to be connected, posing a crash hazard to the child in the trailer.

Units

About 34,000 (in addition about 820 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves seven models of Burley Design child bicycle trailers manufactured from 2009 to 2015. The trailers allow cyclists to tow children behind their bicycles while riding. The trailers are connected to the bicycle by a tow bar, which attaches to the rear axle of the bicycle on one end and to a tow bar receiver on the trailer at the other end. The tow bar receiver is on the front left side of the trailer as it faces the rear wheel of the bicycle. Recalled trailers have a black plastic tow bar receiver with an integrated wheel guard. Recalled trailers can be identified by the first four characters of the serial numbers on the trailer. The serial number is on a sticker in the rear cargo area behind the seat of the trailer on the left inside frame bar. The following seven trailer models and serial numbers are being recalled:

Model

Serial Numbers

Cub

K943

Rental Cub

K943

D'Lite and D'Lite ST

D948 and K948

Encore

K942

Solo and Solo ST

D939, K939 and KK939

Trailers with aluminum tow bar receivers are not included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries

Burley Design has received 35 reports of trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers separating from the tow bar, including two incidents that resulted in abrasions to a child.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle trailers and contact Burley for a free safety strap kit with tools and instructions for installation and a coupon for a 20 percent discount on the purchase of any Burley accessory. Consumers should also inspect the black plastic tow bar receiver. If it appears to be cracked or damaged, consumers should also request a free replacement tow bar receiver.

Sold at

REI, Sport Chalet and other sporting goods stores and bike shops nationwide, and at Amazon.com and other online retailers from January 2009 to October 2015 for between $300 and $700.

Importer(s)

Burley Design LLC, of Eugene, Ore.

Manufactured in

China