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CPSC, Nashbar Direct Announce Recall of Bicycle Trailers

Jun 20, 2005 | The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Customers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 2005 Nashbar Lil’ Shadow Tandem Trailer

Units: 300

Importer: Nashbar Direct, of Canfield, Ohio

Hazard: The bicycle trailers can become unstable when changing directions due to incorrectly assembled hitch mechanisms, posing a risk of injury to the riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Nashbar has received eight reports of misassembled hitch mechanisms. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves tandem bicycle trailers manufactured for and sold by Nashbar Direct. The Lil’ Shadow is a black single wheel bicycle trailer that attaches to the seat post of full size adult bicycles. The bicycle trailer is a curved steel mast with a seat, pedals and handlebar for a small child. The child can help propel the bicycle/trailer combination by means of a chain driven freewheel sprocket on the bicycle trailer’s wheel. Every bicycle trailer has a serial number located at the bottom bracket. Bicycle trailers affected have serial numbers PC4F001 through PC4F300.

Sold At: Nashbar catalog and Web site sales from October 27, 2004 through May 10, 2005 for about $150.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle trailers immediately and contact Nashbar for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund, plus a $20 gift certificate toward your next purchase.

Consumer Contact: Call Nashbar toll-free at (877) 688-8600 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at Consumers also can contact the firm by e-mail at

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