Montreal, January 21, 2008 - Dorel Distribution Canada is announcing today a voluntary public notice to repair the Schwinn Runabout bike trailer model # 04SC250. The Runabout bike trailer is a single-wheeled, children’s bicycle that connects to an adult’s bicycle by a coupler. The name “RUNABOUT” is located on the main frame of the bicycle.

The coupler connecting the children’s bike trailer to the adult’s bicycle has welds that can fail, posing a fall hazard to children. Only couplers that have welded plates are affected by this public notice; bike trailers that have couplers with cast parts are not included. No injuries have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased this product should stop using it and contact Pacific Cycle to obtain a repair kit by phone at 1-877-564-2261 Monday through Friday from 8am to 5 pm CST or by email at

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