Trailercycle Rack Recall Issued Due to Fall Hazard
Following multiple reports of trailercycle racks breaking and causing riders to fall, a recall has been issued for roughly 4,167 bicycle racks sold by Burley Designs under the “Tailwind”, “Kazoo” and “Piccolo” brand names.
The trailercycle rack recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on November 26, indicating that at least 11 consumer complaints have been filed that indicate the bicycle racks broke during use, including one case where a rider suffered a broken leg.
The recalled trailercycles are designed to allow young children who have out-grown a bike seat to ride with a parent or adult ride on a low seat that is attached to the back of a bicycle.
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Tailwind Racks are aluminum and were sold in black and silver. Additional racks were sold in black under the Kazoo and Piccolo brand names. The racks sold in black have stock code number 939001 and the silver racks have stock code number 9392002. Customers can locate the stock numbers on the original packaging. All affected racks have double side rails and have Burley printed on the curved back plate of the rack.
The affected bicycle racks were manufactured in China under Burley Design LLC, of Eugene, Oregon where they were sold at independent bicycle retailers and specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Biketrailershop.com, and other various online retailers from November 2011 through September 2013 for $65 for individual racks and between $300 and $350 for the Kazoo and Piccolo trailercycles with Tailwind Racks.
The CPSC recommends that customers stop using the affected racks immediately, disconnect them from their bicycles, and contact Burley Design at 800-311-5294 or visit them online at www.burley.com and navigate to the recall link for instructions on how to receive a free replacement rack.
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