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Burley’s Push Pull Test simulates a stop and go motion for more than 500,000 cycles to make sure that the hitch and frame will last.

Simulates going over a bump 25,000 times to ensure durability of wheels, frame and hitch assembly.

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Standard Safety Features

Safety does not depend on price point or model. All Burley child trailers feature:

  • Full aluminum roll cage
  • Wheel guards for protection from unforeseen obstacles
  • Reflective materials, reflectors, and a safety flag for increased visibility
  • Front-to-rear folding action for increased strength and stability
  • UV Protection windows rated to UPF 30

Restricted Substances

We select only the finest, non-toxic materials for our products. Our materials are third party tested and conform to the following chemical testing standards:

  • Phthalates: EC 1907/2006, REACH Annex XVII (formerly 2005/84/EEC)
  • Lead: EN 71-3, CPSIA Section 101(a)(2), CPSC-CH-E1003-09, ASTM E1613, ASTM E1645
  • PAHs: ZEK 01.2-08

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The Burley Standard

For us, safety isn’t an afterthought, it’s our first thought. Unlike many other child trailers on the market today, ours are tested in-house during the earliest design phases to ensure that safety and reliability are built in from the beginning. We’ve developed testing protocols that are the toughest out there. We think your children are worth it.

Third Party Testing

Every Burley child trailer also receives third party testing to ensure the safe travel of your most precious cargo. All Burley child trailers meet or exceed the ASTM F1975-09 standard for bicycle child trailers. In fact, Burley was one of the first to advocate for these minimum safety standards for our industry. Today, we work continuously to improve and exceed them.

astm-logoOur products also receive external testing, and all child trailers meet or exceed the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards. ASTM standards address such safety criteria as structural integrity, rollover resistance, visibility, restraint system strength, and much more. Burley was one of the first to advocate for these minimum safety standards for our industry, and today we work continuously to improve and exceed them.

Safety Testing

Drum Test:

Simulates going over a bump 25,000 times to ensure durability of wheels, frame and hitch assembly.

Push-Pull Test:

Simulates a stop and go motion for more than 500,000 cycles to make sure the hitch and frame will last.

Crush Test:

Simulates force applied to trailer in a rollover to ensure strength and integrity of frame.

Drop Test:

Fully loaded trailer is raised several feet off the ground and dropped on its nose to test the restraint system under extreme stress.

Rollover Test:

Ensures a low center of gravity to withstand hard cornering or hitting large obstacles with one wheel.

Curb Test:

Front forks are tested to withstand curb impact.