The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Norco Products Ltd, announced voluntary recalls of the Adams Trail-a-Bike or Adams Slipstream Bicycle Attachment. The Starter, Folder, Shifter, Shocker, Ultimate Tandem, Deluxe Folder, Me 2 and Original models are all affected by the recall.
Norco recommends that consumers stop using recalled products immediately and contact their local bicycle dealer to arrange for an inspection and to receive a no charge repair kit to be installed for free.
About 80,000 units were sold in the U.S. through specialty bicycle stores from January 1996 through October 2004 for $125 to $295. Norco has found that the hardware used in the assembly of the universal hitch may come loose causing the unit to separate from the lead bicycle, which could lead to a serious injury or death to the rider of the bicycle attachment.
Norco Products has received two reports of hardware falling out of the hitch assembly. One minor injury reported.