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CPSC, Nashbar Direct Announce Recall of Bicycle Trailers

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Recall Date:
June 20, 2005

Recall Details

June 20, 2005
Alert #05-581

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: 2005 Nashbar Lil' Shadow Tandem Trailer

Units: 300

Importer: Nashbar Direct, of Canfield, Ohio

Hazard: The bicycle trailers can become unstable when changing directions due to incorrectly assembled hitch mechanisms, posing a risk of injury to the riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Nashbar has received eight reports of misassembled hitch mechanisms. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves tandem bicycle trailers manufactured for and sold by Nashbar Direct. The Lil' Shadow is a black single wheel bicycle trailer that attaches to the seat post of full size adult bicycles. The bicycle trailer is a curved steel mast with a seat, pedals and handlebar for a small child. The child can help propel the bicycle/trailer combination by means of a chain driven freewheel sprocket on the bicycle trailer's wheel. Every bicycle trailer has a serial number located at the bottom bracket. Bicycle trailers affected have serial numbers PC4F001 through PC4F300.

Sold At: Nashbar catalog and Web site sales from October 27, 2004 through May 10, 2005 for about $150.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle trailers immediately and contact Nashbar for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund, plus a $20 gift certificate toward your next purchase.

Consumer Contact: Call Nashbar toll-free at (877) 688-8600 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at Consumers also can contact the firm by e-mail at

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Picture of Recalled Bicycle Trailer

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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