Bicycle Child Carriers Recalled
Due to Fall Hazard
May 10, 2006
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
and PTI Sports Inc., of Coral Gables, Fla., are
recalling about 14,000 Deluxe Bicycle Child Carriers.
If the seat is not fully seated on the rack, the
plastic guide tabs on the carrier can break. If
these tabs break, it could cause the seat to fall
off. This poses a risk of serious injury to a
child seated in the carrier.
PTI Sports has received five reports
of the bicycle child carriers falling, including
three reports of minor injuries, such as bumps
The carrier is a seat for a child
that is attached to the back of an adult bicycle.
The carrier is gray plastic with a blue rubber
back and seat pad, a gray head rest, and black
straps. Model number SW571T is printed on the
carrier’s packaging and in the owner’s
manual. “PTI” is printed on a yellow
warning sticker on the back of the carrier seat.
Department stores, discount department
stores, and military exchanges sold the carriers
from September 2004 through November 2005. They
were manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop
using the bicycle child carriers. Do not return
the carrier to store. Contact PTI Sports for a
free safety bracket and revised installation instructions.
For additional information,
contact PTI Sports at (800) 515-0074 between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail
the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit the firm’s website at www.schwinnbike.com