Product Recall: REI Children's Trailer Bicycles

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Baby Essentials

This past weekend, my husband and I were out front doing yard work when we observed one of these trailer bikes riding by. He had never seen one before and thought it was the coolest thing ever. They are cool, but according to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, this particular one is dangerous.

The Novara Afterburner Trailer Bicycles are being recalled due to the possibility of the trailer detaching from the adult bike. This has happened at least once, with no injuries reported. Distributed by Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) of Kent, Washington, about 5,200 of these bike trailers have been sold at REI stores nationwide from February 2007 to June 2007 for about $160.

If you own one of these, you are instructed to stop using it immediately and contact REI for a free replacement part, full refund or credit. You can reach the company by calling them at (800) 426-4840 between 4 a.m. and 11 p.m. PT seven days a week, visiting the company's Web site or by visiting your local REI store.
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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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