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Pacific Cycle Children's Trailer Bicycles Recalled

Date:
January 8, 2008
Category:
Sporting Goods
Company/Brand:
Pacific Cycle
The Danger:
The coupler connecting the children's trailer bike to the adult's bicycle has welds that can fail, posing a fall hazard to children.
Description:
The recall involves about 7,000 single-wheeled, children's bicycles that connect to an adult's bicycle by a coupler with the names "Pathfinder," "Run About," and "Alley Cat." The recall includes the following model numbers:
  • 12-PF250
  • 13-SC250
  • 13-SC350
  • 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.
What To Do:
Stop using the trailer bicycle immediately and contact Pacific Cycle for a free repair kit. For additional information, contact the company 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.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08156.html