The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Novara Afterburner Trailer Bicycles
Units: About 5,200
Distributor: Recreational Equipment Inc.(REI), of Kent, Wash.
Hazard: The children's trailer bicycle can detach from the adult bicycle, posing a fall hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: REI has received one report of a children's trailer bicycle detaching from the adult bicycle. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Novara Afterburner trailer bicycle, a single-wheel children's bicycle that attaches to, and cannot be operated independently of, an adult bicycle.
Sold at: REI stores nationwide from February 2007 through June 2007 for about $160.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycle trailer, visit the nearest REI store or contact REI for a free replacement part, a full refund or credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact REI at (800) 426-4840 between 4 a.m. and 11 p.m. PT seven days a week, visit the company's Web site at www.rei.com or contact your local REI store.