|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 366-3828
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Huffy Recalls Bicycles Due To Cranks Falling Off; Riders Can Lose Control of Bike
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: 2007 Huffy “Howler” and “Highland” Bicycles
Units: About 22,000
Distributor: Huffy Corp., of Miamisburg, Ohio
Hazard: The bicycle crank can unexpectedly come off, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Huffy has received two reports of the crank coming off, resulting in one injury.
Description: The recall involves 2007 model year, multi-speed bicycles with 26-inch, 24-inch or 20-inch wheels. The “Howler” was sold in black (model K3587, boy’s model), blue (model K4587, men’s model), and red (model K6587, men’s model). The “Highland” was sold in white (model K4597, women’s model) and blue (model K6597, women’s model). The name "Howler" or "Highland" is printed on the frame of the bicycle, and the name "Huffy" is on the front of the frame. Model numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the frame where the crank is attached to the bicycle.
Sold at: Kmart stores nationwide from May 2007 through July 2007 for between $80 and $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact Huffy Corp. to receive instructions on tightening the crank.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Huffy Corp. toll-free at (888) 366-3828 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.huffybikes.com
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