CPSC, Seattle Bike Supply Announce Recall of Children's Bicycles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2001
Release # 01-074
Bike Recall Hotline: (800) 283-2453
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

CPSC, Seattle Bike Supply Announce Recall of Children's Bicycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Seattle Bike Supply, of Kent, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 children's bicycles. Because the bikes' pedals are too low to the ground, they fail to meet federal bicycle standards. Children can lose control when a pedal strikes the ground, causing falls and injuries.

Seattle Bike Supply has received one report of a 4-year-old boy whose pedal struck the ground while riding one of these bikes causing him to fall. No injuries were reported.

Bicycles that are part of this recall are all model-year 2001 Torker Blaster 16-inch Boy's bicycles in red, black, blue, or chrome, and Sunflower 16-inch Girl's bicycles in yellow, pink or florescent green. The Torker brand name and the model names are on the frames. Bicycle stores sold these bicycles nationwide from September 2000 through December 2000 for about $130.

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a free repair. For more information, call Seattle Bike Supply at (800) 283-2453 anytime, or write to Seattle Bike Supply, 7620 S. 192nd, Kent, WA 98032.
Picture of Sunflower Bicycle

Picture of Torker Blaster Bicycle