Recall: Chariot Bicycle Trailers and Bicycle Trailer Conversion Kits
On 2012-01-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Chariot Bicycle Trailers and Bicycle Trailer Conversion Kits due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2002 for about $40 to $925.
About 100,000 units are involved in this Chariot Carriers bike trailer recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Bicycle Trailers & Bike Child Seats category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 262-8651
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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