|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 1999
Release # 00-031
|Company Phone Number: (888) 366-3828
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
CPSC, Royce Union Bicycles Co. Inc. Announce Recall of Men's Mountain Bicycles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Royce Union Bicycles Co. Inc., of Hauppauge, N.Y., is recalling about 3,700 men's mountain bicycles. The frames of these bikes can break apart, causing falls and serious injuries to riders.
Royce Union has received four reports of the bicycle frames breaking resulting in serious head and back injuries, as well as abrasions and contusions to riders.
The recall involves ABT 2000 bikes with model number 16368. The model number is located on the bottom of the frame near the crank and pedals. The 26- inch bicycles are silver and red and have "Aluminum 2000" written on the top tube.
Sears stores sold these bikes nationwide from April 1998 through September 1999 for about $300.
Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles, and call Royce Union for information on receiving a free replacement bicycle. For more information, call Royce Union at (888) 366-3828 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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