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Chariot Child Bike Trailer Recall

Recalled Chariot Child Bicycle Trailer

Chariot Carriers has recalled selected models of their popular child bicycle trailers and conversion kits. The trailer's hitch mechanism can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle. Twenty-four incidents and no injuries have been reported. Chariot is offering a free upgrade kit that fixes the problem. The ability of the Chariot carriers to be used for running, walking, easy hiking, biking, and skiing makes them extremely popular, at least here in Bozeman, Montana.

You can visit Chariot Carrier's website product advisory or customer letter (more detailed).

Below is the press release from the U.S. CPSC, please refer to the original release for the latest and most complete information.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2012
Release #12-085
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 262-8651
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



Chariot Carriers Recalls Child Bicycle Trailers and Conversion Kits Due to Injury Hazard

 


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 



Name of Product:
Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits

 



Units:
About 44,000 bicycle trailers and 70,000 bicycle trailer conversion kits

 

 



Manufacturer:
Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd., d/b/a Chariot Carriers, of Calgary, Canada

 



Hazard:
The bicycle trailer’s hitch mechanisms can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle. This poses an injury hazard to children in the bicycle trailer.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 24 incident reports worldwide, three of which occurred in the United States, involving the bicycle trailers and the conversion kits. No injuries have been reported.

Description:
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.

Sold at:
Specialty bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from December 2005 through August 2010 for between $400 and $925 for Chariot bicycle trailers and from October 2002 through August 2011 for between $40 and $70 for bicycle trailer conversion kits.

Manufactured in:
Canada

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits and contact Chariot Carriers for a free repair kit which the consumer can install. 



Consumer Contact:
For more information, contact Chariot Carriers at (800) 262-8651 between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.chariotcarriers.com



Recalled Chariot Child Bicycle Trailer


Recalled Chariot Child Bicycle Trailer hitch
Recalled Trailer's Versa Wing

Recalled Chariot Child Bicycle Trailer new hitch model

Upgraded Versa Wing


OSI is not responsibe for the content of this release. Please refer to the original release here for the complete information. Or visit Chariot Carrier's website product advisory or the more detailed customer letter.

 

Posted by

OSI Staff

on 1/19/12
Categories: 
Recalls

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