Pacific Cycle Recalls Children’s Trailer Bicycles; Can Detach from Adult Bicycle…

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (To access
color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at
www.cpsc.gov.)
Names of Products: InStep "Pathfinder," Schwinn "Run About," and Mongoose
"Alley Cat" Trailer Bicycles
Units: About 7,000
Manufacturer: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The coupler connecting the children's trailer bike to the adult's
bicycle has welds that can fail, posing a fall hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Cycle has received one report of the coupler
failing, resulting in a fall and abrasions to the rider. Description: The
"Pathfinder," "Run About," and "Alley Cat" are single-wheeled, children's
bicycles that connect to an adult's bicycle by a coupler. The recall includes
model numbers: 12-PF250, 13-SC250, 13-SC350 and M5101. The model number is
located on the lower seat tube of the frame. The affected couplers have welded
plates; bicycles that have couplers with cast parts are not included in this
recall.
Sold at: Bicycle stores and retailers nationwide from January 2007 through
August 2007 for between $80 and $120.
Manufactured in:China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the trailer bicycle immediately and
contact the firm for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pacific Cycle toll-free
at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit
www.instep.net, www.schwinnbikes.com, or
www.mongoose.com.

Photos at www.cpsc.gov


Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 564-2261
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, +1-301-504-7908