Burley Design of Eugene, Ore., is recalling about 3,000 Ballz QR Skewers sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The skewer, which connects the Coho XC Cargo Trailer to the bicycle, can shear or bend. This can cause instability of the trailer and the towing bicycle and pose a fall hazard for the bicycle rider.
The firm has received 21 reports of the skewer failing. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Ballz QR Skewers with model numbers 960219, 960220, and 960222 sold as individual components, and Ballz QR Skewers (SKU 960219) that were included with Coho XC Cargo Trailers (SKU 935101).
The skewer is silver, 5mm in diameter, has spherical knobs at both ends, and has a lever on one end.
The skewers, manufactured in China, were sold at REI stores nationwide, online at rei.com, burley.com and amazon.com, and through bicycle retailers nationwide from August 2018, through February 2021, for about $30, and the Coho XC Cargo Trailer with skewer for about $450.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ballz QR Skewers and contact Burley to receive instructions on how to dispose of the skewer and to receive a free replacement.
Consumers may contact Burley at (800) 311-5294 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at Burley@burley.com, or online at http://www.burley.com and click on “Safety Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.