By Press Release
JANUARY 10, 2005 — BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (BRAIN)–Some 80,000Adams Trail-a-Bike or Adams Slipstream bicycle attachments are being recalledby Norco Products. The product resembles a children’s bicycle without afront wheel and has an elongated top tube that stretches to attach to theseat post of an adult bicycle, creating a tandem. The universal hitch assemblyhardware may come loose causing the unit to separate from the lead bicycle,which could lead to a serious injury or death to the rider of the bicycleattachment.Norco has received two hardware failure reports with one minor injuryreported.The recall involves the Adams Trail-A-Bike or Adams Slipstream soldunder the following models: Starter, Folder, Shifter, Shocker, UltimateTandem, Deluxe Folder, Me 2 and Original. “Trail-A-Bike” or “Slipstream”is printed on the top tube of the bicycle attachment and “Adams” is printedon the chain guard. The product was sold for use by children ages 4 to7.Independent retailers sold the products between January 1996 and October2004 for between $125 to $295.For more information call Norco at (800) 663-8916 between 9 a.m.and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit Adams Trail-A-Bike web siteat www.trail-a-bike.com.