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Burley Recalls Ballz® QR Skewers Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)


Ballz QR Skewers


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.

Brand Name:


Company Name:

Burley Design LLC

Company Announcement:

September 9, 2021

Company Announcement


This recall involves Ballz QR Skewers with model numbers 960219, 960220, and 960222 that were 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.


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 skewer.


Burley has received 21 reports of the skewer failing. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

REI stores nationwide, online at, and, 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.

Manufactured In:



Burley Design LLC, of Eugene, Ore.


Burley Design LLC, of Eugene, Ore.

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