CPSC: Chariot Child Bicycle Trailers, Conversion Kits Recalled for Injury Risks

01/12/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd., doing business as Chariot Carriers, has voluntarily recalled Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits for injury hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on January 11, 2012.

The recall was issued after discovering that the bicycle trailer’s hitch mechanisms can crack and break, which can cause the trailer to detach from the bicycle. This defect poses an injury hazard to children in the bicycle trailer.

“Chariot Carriers convert to strollers, jogging strollers and bike, hike or ski trailers. This recall involves Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits. Recalled trailers have serial numbers from 1205-xxxx to 0710-xxxx (representing manufacture dates December 2005 through July 2010) located the left side on the frame. Recalled conversion kits have hitch arms that attach the carrier to the bicycle with model number ‘20100503’ printed on a label attached to the aluminum tube next to the warning label. Older conversion kits without a label, but with a release push button located where the hitch arm inserts into the carrier, are also being recalled,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact Chariot Carriers for a free repair kit.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Chariot Carriers at (800) 262-8651 between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.chariotcarriers.com.

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