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Weehoo Recalls Bike Trailers Due to Fall and Crash Hazards - CarrierBike.com

Weehoo Recalls Bike Trailers Due to Fall and Crash Hazards


Zigo Bakfiets Carrier Bike - Converts to Bike and Stroller

Weehoo iGo bike trailer

Weehoo iGo bike trailer

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Weehoo today announced a voluntary recall of the Weehoo iGo Bicycle Pedal Trailer, affecting approximately 2,700 units manufactured between April 2011 and July 2011, following one report of the receiver on the trailer’s seat post hitch cracking while in use. Although no injuries were reported, this failure can cause the trailer to detach, posing fall and crash hazards to the child in the seat. Consumers are advised to stop using the product immediately and to contact Weehoo for the repair kit. Consumers will receive a steel reinforcement sleeve to be installed over the receiver. For additional information, contact Weehoo at (800) 538-6950 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.weehoobicycletrailer.com. See the CPSC announcement here: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11323.html.

A “recall” does not usually mean that the product needs to be sent back. Usually the company sends out some sort of repair/fix it kit, as described above. A recall is not all that unusual and affects companies big and small. Products in the bike and child care categories seem to be particularly susceptible to recall. A recall is usually not the end of a product but just a hiccup.  Burley, for example, had a trailer recall in 2010 and is still going strong, and stroller giant Maclaren recalled 1 million strollers in 2011. InStep had a trailer bike recall in 2010, and Norco Products Ltd., maker of Adams Trail-a-Bike, had an 80,000 unit recall in 2005. The Weehoo is a nice niche trailer bike, and with 2,700 units manufactured this Spring, it clearly has an appeal. We are optimistic that Weehoo will bounce back from this setback.


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Zigo Bakfiets Carrier Bike - Converts to Bike and Stroller


Zigo Bakfiets Carrier Bike - Converts to Bike and Stroller