About 34,000 child bicycle trailers manufactured by the company Burley Design are being recalled due to a crash hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The affected trailers -- manufactured from 2009 to 2015 -- allow cyclists to tow children behind their bikes while riding. They feature a tow bar receiver, located on the front left side of the trailer, which can apparently separate while it appears connected and create an injury risk.
WRBL reports, “Burley Design received 35 reports of the trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers separating from the tow bars, including two incidents where children were injured.”
#Recall:@BurleyDesign child trailers can detach from bikes-35 incidents, 2 injuries reported https://t.co/xR0duDw60zpic.twitter.com/BaD4AeRrIX
— U.S. CPSC (@USCPSC) October 28, 2015
The recall applies to the following seven trailer models and serial numbers:
Cub serial number K943, Rental Cub serial number K943, D’Lite and D’Lite ST serial numbers D948 and K948, Encore serial number K942, Solo and Solo ST serial numbers D939, K939 and KK939.
Burley Design asks that you contact the company if you own one of the affected trailers and stop using it immediately. The company will then provide you with a free safety strap kit with tools and instructions for installation, as well as a 20 percent off coupon toward the purchase of any Burley accessory.