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Burley Design Recalls Child Bicycle Trailers

Starting date:
October 29, 2015
Posting date:
October 29, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Burley Design

Affected products

Child bicycle trailers

Product description

This voluntary recall involves six models of Burley Design child bicycle trailers manufactured from 2009 to 2015. The trailers allow cyclists to tow children behind their bicycles while riding. The trailers are connected to the bicycle by a tow bar, which attaches to the rear axle of the bicycle on one end and to a tow bar receiver on the trailer at the other end. The tow bar receiver is on the front left side of the trailer as it faces the rear wheel of the bicycle. Recalled trailers have a black plastic tow bar receiver with an integrated wheel guard.

Recalled trailers can be identified by the first four characters of the serial numbers on the trailer. The serial number is on a sticker in the rear cargo area behind the seat of the trailer on the left inside frame bar.

The following six trailer models and serial numbers are being recalled:
Model Serial Numbers
Cub K943
Rental Cub K943
D'Lite and D’Lite ST D948 and K948
Encore K942
Solo and Solo ST D939, K939 and KK939

Trailers with aluminum tow bar receivers are not included in the recall.

Hazard identified

Trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar, posing a crash hazard to the child in the trailer.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents of injuries related to the use of these products.

Burley Design has received 35 reports of trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers separating from the tow bar in the United States, including two incidents that resulted in abrasions to a child.

Number sold

Approximately 820 units of the recalled trailers were sold in Canada and about 34,000 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled trailers were sold from January 2009 to October 2015 at sporting goods stores, bike shops and online retailers in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Burley Design LLC

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle trailers and contact Burley for a free safety strap kit with tools and instructions for installation. Consumers should also inspect the black plastic tow bar receiver. If it appears to be cracked or damaged, consumers should also request a free replacement tow bar receiver.

For more information, consumers contact Burley Design by telephone at 1-800-311-5294 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at the Burley Design website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.