Weehoo will recall approximately 2700 Weehoo iGo bicycle trailers the company made between April 2011 and July 2011. The problem is a parent’s worst nightmare with these things: their child becomes unhitched and goes into traffic or somewhere else that is unsafe.
Apparently, the receiver on the trailer’s seat post hitch can crack. If it cracks, it might cause the trailer to detach, posing fall and crash hazards to the child being pulled along.
I have a bike trailer but I have no idea what the name of it is as I type this post. The particular trailer has a steel frame with an adjustable seat for passengers 38 to 52 inches tall, two pedals with straps, an enclosed sprocket and chain, a 20-inch wheel, two pannier pockets, a flagpole and a flag. The seat, pannier pockets, and flag are made of red, heavy-duty nylon.
Did you get all of that? Unless you have a ruler, probably not. But the pannier pockets and the flag have the word “Weehoo” and the logo printed on them in reflective material. The bike trailers in this recall have the letter “D” on the underside of the iGo frame, by the pedals.
Curious, I did a quick search to see if I could find any lawsuits that lead to an appellate opinion regarding a bike trailer. I could not find any (although I wonder if I missed any because the court used a different term than “bike trailer.”)