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Norco Recalls Adam's Trail-A-Bike

Name of product: Adams Trail-a-Bike or Adams Slipstream Bicycle Attachment

Units: About 80,000

Importer: Norco Products Ltd., of British Columbia, Canada

Hazard: The hardware used in the assembly of the universal hitch 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 bicycle attachment.

Incidents/Injuries: Norco Products has received two reports of hardware falling out of the hitch assembly. One minor injury reported.

Description: The recall involves the Adams Trail-A-Bike or Adams Slipstream sold under the following models: Starter, Folder, Shifter, Shocker, Ultimate Tandem, Deluxe Folder, Me 2 and Original. "Trail-A-Bike" or "Slipstream" is printed on the top tube of the bicycle attachment and "Adams" is printed on the chain guard. The product resembles a children's bicycle without a front wheel and has an elongated top tube that stretches to attach to the seat post of an adult bicycle, creating a tandem. The product was sold for use by children ages 4 to 7.

Sold at: Independent bicycle stores nationwide from January 1996 through October 2004 for between $125 to $295

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact their local bicycle dealer to arrange for an inspection and to receive a no charge repair kit to be installed for free.

Consumer Contact: Call Norco Products toll-free at (800) 663-8916 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit Adams Trail-A-Bike Web site at

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