Manufacturer: Burley Design LLC
Product: Tailwind bicycle racks for trailercycles
Hazard: The top portion of the tailwind rack that connects trailercycles to a towing bicycle can break and allow the trailercycle to disconnect, posing a fall hazard.
Injuries: The firm received 11 reports of Tailwind Racks breaking, including one report of a minor leg injury in the U.S. and one report of a broken leg in the UK.
Description: The Tailwind Racks are used for hitching children’s trailercycles to adult size bicycles. The aluminum racks were sold individually, in black or silver, or with Kazoo or Piccolo brand trailercycles in black only. The individual racks have stock code numbers 939001 for black and 939002 for silver, which was printed on the original packaging. The racks have double side rails. Burley is printed on the curved back plate of the rack.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the Tailwind Racks immediately and contact Burley to receive a free replacement rack. Burley will replace recalled Tailwind Racks with a steel Moose Rack.
Sold At: Independent bicycle retailers and specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Biketrailershop.com and other websites from November 2011 through September 2013. Individual racks sold for $65 and Kazoo and Piccolo trailercycles with Tailwind Racks sold for $300 and $350 respectively.
Units: About 4,150 in the U.S. and 17 in Canada
Consumer Contact: Burley Design at (800) 311-5294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.burley.com and click on Recall Information for more information.