The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Product: Schwinn Deluxe Bicycle Child Carriers
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, the seat could fall off, posing a risk of serious injury to a child seated in the carrier.
Incidents/injuries: PTI Sports has received five reports of bicycle child carriers falling, including three reports of minor injuries.
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 headrest, and black straps. Model number SW571T is 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 $50.
Remedy: 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.