May 9, 2006

Bicycle Child Carriers Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Schwinn Deluxe Bicycle Child Carriers

Units: About 14,000

Manufacturer: PTI Sports Inc., of Coral Gables, Fla.

Hazard: 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.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Department stores, discount department stores, and military exchanges nationwide from September 2004 through November 2005 for about $50.

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: 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 [email protected], or visit the firm’s web site at