If you have a Burley Design child bike trailer, take a moment to inspect it.
Burley Designs has issued a recall affecting seven models of the popular child carries made between 2009 and 2015. The trailers, which allow cyclists to tow children behind their bikes while riding, are connected by a tow bar that attaches to the rear axle of the bicycle on one end and a tow bar receiver on the trailer end.
In 35 reported instances, trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers separated from the tow bar, including two incidents that resulted in abrasions to a child.
About 34,000 of the trailers were sold between January 2009 and Oct. 2015 at REI, Sport Chalet and other sporting goods stores and bike shops nationwide, and at Amazon.com and other online retailers.
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:
- Cub — K943
- Rental Cub — K943
- D’Lite and D’Lite ST — D948 and K948
- Encore — K942
- Solo and Solo ST — D939, K939 and KK939
Anyone with one of these models is urged to stop using the trailer 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.
Burley also asks that consumers inspect the black plastic tow bar receiver. If it appears to be cracked or damaged, request a free replacement tow bar receiver.
For more information, contact Burley Design at 800-311-5294 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.burley.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.