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Bicycle Child Carriers Recalled

May 9, 2006
PTI Sports Inc. has recalled 14,000 Schwinn Deluxe Bicycle Child Carriers. If the carrier is not positioned correctly, the plastic guide tabs on the carrier can break, causing the seat to fall and posing a risk of serious injury.

The carrier is a seat for a child and attaches to the back of an adult bicycle. It is made of gray plastic and has a blue rubber back and seat pad, a gray head rest, and black straps. The model number SW571T is printed on the packaging and in the owner's manual. "PTI" is printed on a yellow warning sticker on the back of the seat. It was sold at department stores and military exchanges nationwide for about $50.

Consumers should stop using the carrier immediately. To contact PTI Sports for a free safety bracket and revised installation instructions, call (800) 515-0074 between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at customerservice@ptisports.com, or visit the firm's web site at www.schwinnbike.com

To view the entire recall online, including a photo, please visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06159.html.

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