Child bike seat recalled over serious health fears

The item impacted by the recall.
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A child bike seat sold at several Penrith retailers has been recalled over fears it may pose a long-term health risk.

The Thule RideAlong child bike seat was sold at retailers including 99 Bikes Penrith and Trek Bicycle Penrith, as well as dozens of other retailers across the country.

The product is being recalled over concerns the flame retardant Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) has been detected in the harness padding at levels that may pose a health risk during long-term exposure/ingestion.

There may be a health risk, including thyroid, neurological or liver illnesses, in the event of long-term exposure to the skin and/or eyes or high level ingestion of the DecaBDE.

The recall impacts model numbers 100106 to 100108 that were manufactured between March 2021 and October 2023.

Seats manufactured on or after November 2023 are not affected by the recall.

Consumers with affected products will need to register their product at www.thule.com/recallthuleridealongerow.

Thule AB will provide a free return box so consumers can send the affected harness padding to Thule for a free replacement of the harness padding.

“At the Thule Group we take quality very seriously and product safety is our top priority,” a statement by Thule Group said.

“We perform extensive tests to ensure our Thule products fulfil all global branch standards and regulations. Unfortunately, we have identified that the harness padding of Thule RideAlong can contain flame-retardant DecaBDE in excess of regulatory limits, posing a chemical hazard.”

For more information, consumers can contact Thule at [email protected].


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