|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 944-9951
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, World Wide Cycle Supply Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycles Sold at Toys "R" Us
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Harley-Davidson 16-inch BMX Bicycles
Units: About 25,000
Distributor: World Wide Cycle Supply Inc., of Islandia, N.Y.
Hazard: The fork that holds the front wheel can separate at the weld, causing the rider to fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: World Wide Cycle Supply Inc. has received 15 reports of fork welds breaking on these bicycles. There have been reports of six riders suffering injuries including injuries to the face, hands and mouth such as bruises, lacerations and lost teeth.
Description: The bicycle has a yellow and red painted flame pattern with a yellow fork and a sticker containing the words "Harley-Davidson" on the fork leg. Only bicycles with the following serial numbers are being recalled:
02F0026155 through 02F0032454
03A0007772 through 03A0013271
03A0018849 through 03A0027348
03B0004011 through 03B0007460
03C0019597 through 03C0023496
03D0006431 through 03D0008030
03E0022835 through 03E0023134
03F0027500 through 03F0031059
03F0037194 through 03F0040493
03F0026276 through 03F0033275
03F0040194 through 03F0045493
The serial number can be found on the bottom bracket shell, which is located underneath the pedals and can be viewed by turning the bicycle upside down.
Sold at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide from July 2002 through June 2005 for about $80.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the bicycle immediately and return it to a Toys "R" Us store for store credit in the amount of the purchase price.
Consumer Contact: Call World Wide Cycle Supply at (800) 944-9951 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the Toys R Us Web site at www.toysrus.com. These bicycles were sold through a licensing arrangement with Harley-Davidson and were not manufactured by Harley-Davidson. Consumers should not contact Harley-Davidson.
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