|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Ken Giles
|May 17, 1999
|Release # 99-111
CPSC, Firms Announce Recalls of Bikes and Scarves
This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Mountain Bikes - Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is recalling about 500 mountain bikes for repair. The front wheel could fall off while the bike is being ridden.
- Silk Scarves - Tie Rack Inc. (Tie Rack) and Tie Rack Stores Inc. (Knot Shop) of Ontario, Canada are voluntarily recalling about 1,170 sheer silk scarves. The scarves, which fail to meet federal mandatory standards for fabric flammability, could ignite readily and present a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household
chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the
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