View Full Version : Bike Trailer Recall

01-09-2005, 09:02 AM
January 7, 2005
Release # 05-080
Firm's Hotline: (800) 663-8916
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Norco Products Ltd. Announce Recall of Bicycle Attachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Adams Trail-a-Bike or Adams Slipstream Bicycle

Units: About 80,000

Importer: Norco Products Ltd., of British Columbia, Canada

Hazard: The hardware used in the assembly of the universal hitch may
come loose causing the unit to separate from the lead bicycle, which
could lead to a serious injury or death to the rider of the bicycle

Incidents/Injuries: Norco Products has received two reports of hardware
falling out of the hitch assembly. One minor injury reported.

Description: The recall involves the Adams Trail-A-Bike or Adams
Slipstream sold under the following models: Starter, Folder, Shifter,
Shocker, Ultimate Tandem, Deluxe Folder, Me 2 and Original.
"Trail-A-Bike" or "Slipstream" is printed on the top tube of the bicycle
attachment and "Adams" is printed on the chain guard. The product
resembles a children's bicycle without a front wheel and has an
elongated top tube that stretches to attach to the seat post of an adult
bicycle, creating a tandem. The product was sold for use by children
ages 4 to 7.

Sold at: Independent bicycle stores nationwide from January 1996 through
October 2004 for between $125 to $295

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact
their local bicycle dealer to arrange for an inspection and to receive a
no charge repair kit to be installed for free.

Consumer Contact: Call Norco Products toll-free at (800) 663-8916
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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