|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 551-0032
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Dynacraft Recalls Bicycles Sold Exclusively at Target Due to Frame Failure
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: Triax PK7 and Vertical PK7 Bicycles
Units: About 32,000
Distributor: Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, Calif.
Manufacturer: Shun Lu Bicycle Company, of Guangdong, China
Hazard: The bicycle frame can crack while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of bicycle frames cracking, resulting in minor injuries including scratches to the legs and feet.
Description: This recall involves Triax PK7 (model 8509-24) and Vertical PK7 (model 8596-71T) 20-inch aluminum cushion framed bicycles. The Triax model was manufactured between November 2005 and October 2006, and the Vertical model was manufactured between August 2004 and December 2004. The model numbers and manufacture dates are printed on a label affixed to the bicycle frame.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from September 2004 through early February 2007 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately and return them to the nearest Target store to receive a full refund, including applicable sales tax.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dynacraft at (800) 551-0032 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dynacraftbike.com. For additional information, please contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com
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