CPSC, Pacific Cycle Inc. Announce Recall of Mongoose 20-Inch Mountain Bicycles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2004
Release # 04-113
Firm’s Hotline: (877) 564-2261
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Pacific Cycle Inc. Announce Recall of Mongoose 20-Inch Mountain Bicycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Mongoose aluminum 20-inch-wheel “D-XR AL” mountain bicycles

Units: About 14,000

Manufacturer/Importer: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.

Hazard: The rear shock absorber allows the aluminum, dual-suspension frame to flex severely, causing the frame to become unstable and break, posing the risk of injury to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Cycle Inc. has received two reports of the frames on these bicycles breaking, resulting in abrasions and bruises to the rider.

Description: These are Mongoose aluminum 20-inch-wheel, D-XR AL, dual-suspension mountain bicycles. They have model number “R1590WMET” written on the service sticker, located on the bottom bracket tube near the pedals. The bicycles are silver and red colored. “Mongoose” and “DXR AL” are on the frame of the bicycles. Only Mongoose 20-inch D-XR bicycles with aluminum frames are included this recall. Bicycles with steel frames are not included.

Sold at: Bicycle stores and department stores nationwide from September 2003 through March 1, 2004 for about $99.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and call Pacific Cycle Inc. to receive a free replacement rear shock and instructions.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Pacific Cycle Inc. toll-free at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mongoose.com
Picture of Recalled Bicycle