Weehoo Recalls Bike Trailers Due to Fall and Crash Hazards
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: Weehoo iGo Bicycle Pedal Trailers
Units: About 2,700
Manufacturer: Weehoo Inc., of Golden, Colo.
Hazard: The receiver on the trailer’s seat post hitch can crack and cause the trailer to detach, posing fall and crash hazards to the child in the seat.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Weehoo have received one report of the trailer’s receiver cracking while in use. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves 2011 Weehoo iGo bicycle trailers manufactured between April 2011 and July 2011. The trailer has a steel frame with an adjustable seat for passengers 38 to 52 inches tall, two pedals with straps, an enclosed sprocket and chain, a 20-inch wheel, two pannier pockets, a flagpole and a flag. The seat, pannier pockets, and flag are made of red, heavy-duty nylon. The pannier pockets and the flag have the word “Weehoo” and the logo printed on them in reflective material. The serial numbers for the recalled trailers contain the letter “D” and can be found on the underside of the iGo frame, by the pedals.
Sold at: Bicycle retail stores nationwide between April 2011 and July 2011 for about $390.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled iGo trailers and contact Weehoo for the repair. Consumers will receive a steel reinforcement sleeve to be installed over the receiver.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Weehoo at (800) 538-6950 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.weehoobicycletrailer.com
Article source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11323.html