The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Chariot child bicycle trailers have been recalled due to potential detachment.
The recall affects approximately 70,000 bicycle trailer conversion kits and 44,000 bicycle trailers manufactured by Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd., d/b/a Chariot Carriers, based in Calgary, Canada.
The danger lies in the hitch mechanism on the bicycle trailer breaking or cracking. This can cause the trailer and the bike to become disconnected, making the child inside vulnerable to injuries.
There have been 24 reports worldwide -- with 3 in the U.S. -- of incidences regarding the bicycle trailer detaching. Thankfully, there have been no confirmed reports of injury as of this posting.
These trailers were sold at bicycle shops in the United States and online from a variety of websites. The Chariot bicycle trailers were sold between December 2005 and August 2010, ranging from $400 to $925. The bicycle trailer conversion kits were sold between October 2002 and August 2011, ranging from $40 to $70.
Consumers are advised to cease using the product and call Chariot Carriers in order to receive a repair kit at no cost.
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