|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
|November 16, 1999
||CPSC CONTACT: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076
|Release # 00-016
CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Mountain Bikes & Underwater Strobes
This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Mountain Bikes - Dynacraft Industries Inc. of San Rafael, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 Magna "Great Divide," 21- speed mountain bikes. These bikes could have defective handle bar stems which will not tighten sufficiently to lock onto the bicycles.
- Underwater Strobes - Sea & Sea Underwater Photography (U.S.A.) Inc., of Carlsbad, Calif., is recalling about 7,000 underwater camera strobe lights, used as a light source for photography to replace the battery cap. If the strobe becomes flooded, gas build-up can cause the battery cap to forcefully eject off of the strobe or cause the front section of the strobe to violently separate from the back section.
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