CPSC, Dynacraft Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycles Sold at Target

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2002
Release # 02-198
Dynacraft's Recall Hotline: (800) 288-1560
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

 

CPSC, Dynacraft Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycles Sold at Target

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 4,700 Vertical XL2 mountain bicycles. The forks on these bicycles can break apart, causing riders to lose control, fall and suffer serious injury.

Dynacraft has received six reports of the forks breaking apart on these bicycles resulting in injuries that include abrasions, cuts, bruises and broken teeth.

The recall includes only 24-inch Vertical XL2 mountain bicycles, with model number 8524-21. A label on the frame near the crank housing identifies the model number. The bicycles are red. "Vertical" is written on the top tube, and "XL2" is written on the down tube.

Target stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from August 1999 through March 2000 for about $130.

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and contact Dynacraft Industries for information on receiving a free replacement fork and free installation. For more information, contact Dynacraft at (800) 288-1560 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their web site at www.dynacraftbike.com 

Picture of Recalled Bicycle