WARNING ABOUT BACK TRAILS LOCKS AND HELMETS
October 18, 2007
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I bought a kid's Back Trails
bike-accessories package at Target stores (water bottle,
bike lock, etc.). The lock came with two keys. My kid lost
one key and I went to three locksmiths but couldn't get
a replacement. Something about China not distributing a
master key for replacement.
You might want to warn your readers
about purchasing locks from non-U.S. sources. I have no
problem with China merchandise, but they should provide
master keys but according to the locksmiths they just don't.
I also found out that Target stores
recalled a huge number of Back Trails kid's helmets. I never
heard about the recall and discovered that we had the helmets.
So you might want to mention the helmet recall to your readers
if you haven't already. You can verify the recall by downloading
U.S. CPSC release #05-252,
"CPSC, Target Announce Recall of Back Trails Jr. Bicycle
I've sent this to other folks whose
addresses I got from your book, Urban
Bikers' Tricks & Tips.
Thanks for keying us into the heads-up.