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Consumer product recall

Burley Design LLC recalls Burley Tailwind Rack for Trailercycles

Starting date:
November 26, 2013
Posting date:
November 26, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Burley Design LLC.

Affected products

Burley Tailwind Racks for trailercycles

Product description

This recall involves rear-mounted bicycle racks that are used for hitching children’s trailercycles to adult-sized bicycles. The aluminum racks were sold individually, in black or silver, and packaged with Piccolo and Kazoo trailercycles beginning in November 2011.

The following products are included in this recall:
SKU Description UPC
930201 Piccolo 840840006844
931201 Kazoo 840840006851
939001 Tailwind Rack, Black 840840002334
939002 Tailwind Rack, Silver 840840006905


Hazard identified

The top portion of the Tailwind Rack that contains the features for connecting the Piccolo and Kazoo trailer cycle hitches to the towing bicycle may break away from the lower portion of the rack. The breakage can pose a risk of injury to the riding child or the rider of the towing bicycle.

Burley Design has received 11 reports of Tailwind racks breaking, which includes one report of a broken leg.  No incidents or injuries have been reported in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these bicycle racks.

Number sold

Approximately 17 units of the recalled product were sold across Canada and approximately 4,150 in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 2011 through September 2013 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Burley Design LLC

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the affected bicycle rack immediately.  Burley Design will replace your recalled Tailwind Rack with a steel Moose Rack.

For more information, consumers may contact Burley Design by telephone at 1-800-311-5294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, by email, or visit the firm’s website and click on the Recall Information link.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.