|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 515-0074
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: Schwinn Deluxe Bicycle Child Carriers
Units: About 14,000
Manufacturer: PTI Sports Inc., of Coral Gables, Fla.
Hazard: If the seat is not fully seated on the rack, the plastic guide tabs on the carrier can break. If these tabs break, it could cause the seat to fall off. This poses a risk of serious injury to a child seated in the carrier.
Incidents/Injuries: PTI Sports has received five reports of the bicycle child carriers falling, including three reports of minor injuries, such as bumps and scratches.
Description: The carrier is a seat for a child that is attached to the back of an adult bicycle. The carrier is gray plastic with a blue rubber back and seat pad, a gray head rest, and black straps. Model number SW571T is printed on the carrier's packaging and in the owner's manual. "PTI" is printed on a yellow warning sticker on the back of the carrier seat.
Sold at: Department stores, discount department stores, and military exchanges nationwide from September 2004 through November 2005 for about $50.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycle child carriers. Do not return the carrier to store. Contact PTI Sports for a free safety bracket and revised installation instructions.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact PTI Sports at (800) 515-0074 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm's web site at www.schwinnbike.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.