|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|June 13, 1978
|Release # 78-046
"Coast King" Bicycle Recall
WASHINGTON, DC (June 13) -- Coast to Coast Stores, Inc., Minnetonka, Minn., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today warned consumers that some "Coast King" bicycles sold in Coast to Coast Stores after January 1, 1978, may contain a pedal crank which could break and result in serious injury to the rider. The bicycle with the problem crank is Coast to Coast model C8798T men's, 27-inch, 10-speed, deraillure-type bicycle sold under the "Coast King" brand name in 26 states. The model number is on the bicycle's left rear axle plate.
The bicycle is the only 1978 "Coast King" model which is royal blue. Anyone who bought this model should return it to the Coast to Coast store where purchased for a free inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the crank.
A recall which included the "Coast King" model was originally announced by the bicycle manufacturer, Huffy Corp., Dayton, Ohio, and CPSC on May 31, 1978.
Other "Coast King" bicycles sold by Coast to Coast Stores have different cranks and are not subject to this recall.
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