Pacific Cycle Recalls Children's Trailer Bicycles; Can Detach from Adult
Bicycle and Injure Children
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.
Name of Product: 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
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 immediately take the recalled wagon away from
children and contact Tricam Industries for instructions on how to return
the wagon and obtain a refund.