Thursday, September 20, 2007

REI Recalls Children’s Trailer Bicycles

The CPSC, in cooperation with Recreational Equipment Inc.(REI), of Kent, WA., has announced a recall of Novara Afterburner Trailer Bicycles. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

This recall involves the Novara Afterburner trailer bicycle, a single-wheel children’s bicycle that attaches to, and cannot be operated independently of, an adult bicycle. The reason for the recall is that the children’s trailer bicycle can detach from the adult bicycle, posing a fall hazard to children.

The recalled items were sold at REI stores nationwide from February 2007 through June 2007 for about $160.Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycle trailer, visit the nearest REI store or contact REI for a free replacement part, a full refund or credit. For additional information, contact REI at (800) 426-4840 between 4 a.m. and 11 p.m. PT seven days a week, visit the company’s Web site at or contact your local REI store.