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  • Wed January 11 2012
  • Posted Jan 11, 2012

The following recall have been announced:

DETAILS: Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits
manufactured by Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd., doing business as
Chariot Carriers, of Calgary, Canada; sold at specialty bicycle stores
nationwide and on various websites from December 2005 through August
2010 for the bicycle trailers and from October 2002 through August 2011
for the bicycle trailer conversion kits. The bicycle trailers and
conversion kites were manufactured in Canada.

WHY: The bicycle
trailer’s hitch mechanisms can crack or break and cause the trailer to
detach from the bicycle, posing an injury hazard to children in the
bicycle trailer.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received 24 incident
reports worldwide, three of which occurred in the United States,
involving the bicycle trailers and the conversion kits. No injuries have
been reported.

HOW MANY: About 44,000 bicycle trailers and 70,000 bicycle trailer conversion kits.

FOR MORE: Contact Chariot Carriers at 800-262-8651 Monday through Friday
between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. EST, or visit the firm’s website at
http://www.chariotcarriers.com .


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