Burley Design Recalls Tailwind Racks for Trailercycles Due to Fall Hazard

The racks used for hitching children's trailercycles to adult size bicycles can break.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: Tháng Mười Một 26, 2013
Recall number: 14-033
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  • Burley Tailwind Rack with Trailercycle

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    Burley Tailwind Rack with Trailercycle

  • Black Tailwind Rack, stock code 939001, black with logo

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    Black Tailwind Rack, stock code 939001, black with logo

  • Silver Tailwind Rack, stock code 939002

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    Silver Tailwind Rack, stock code 939002

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Tailwind bicycle racks for trailercycles

Hazard:

The top portion of the tailwind rack that connects trailercycles to a towing bicycle can break and allow the trailercycle to disconnect, posing a fall hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Burley Design at (800) 311-5294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.burley.com and click on Recall Information for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/36943r-eng.php
Units

About 4,150 in the U.S. and 17 in Canada

Description

The Tailwind Racks are used for hitching children’s trailercycles to adult size bicycles. The aluminum racks were sold individually, in black or silver, or with Kazoo or Piccolo brand trailercycles in black only. The individual racks have stock code numbers 939001 for black and 939002 for silver, which was printed on the original packaging. The racks have double side rails. Burley is printed on the curved back plate of the rack.  

Incidents/Injuries

The firm received 11 reports of Tailwind Racks breaking, including one report of a minor leg injury in the U.S. and one report of a broken leg in the UK.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the Tailwind Racks immediately and contact Burley to receive a free replacement rack.  Burley will replace recalled Tailwind Racks with a steel Moose Rack.

Sold at

Independent bicycle retailers and specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Biketrailershop.com and other websites from November 2011 through September 2013. Individual racks sold for $65 and Kazoo and Piccolo trailercycles with Tailwind Racks sold for $300 and $350 respectively. 

Importer

Burley Design LLC, of Eugene, Ore.

Manufactured in

China

  • Burley Tailwind Rack with Trailercycle

  • Black Tailwind Rack, stock code 939001, black with logo

  • Silver Tailwind Rack, stock code 939002