|April 22, 2008
Nashbar Direct Inc. Recalls Bicycle Resistance Trainers Due to Puncture Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: 2008 Travel Trac Gravity Inertial Trainers
Units: About 200
Importer: Nashbar Direct Inc., of Canfield, Ohio
Hazard: The springs in the resistance trainers can unhook and become a projectile, posing a puncture hazard to users or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Nashbar has received three reports of springs releasing from the bike trainers. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled trainers are folding stands that lift and apply resistance to the rear wheel of a standard bike, converting the bike into a stationary trainer. The recall includes Travel Trac Gravity Inertial Trainers (catalog # NB-TTMIF) with a looping black base with two red support arms. Travel Trac is printed in white on the right support arm and Millennium is printed in white on the left arm. Inertial is printed on the top of the right arm in black with a white border. The resistance unit has a rounded black plastic cover with a soft red elastomer roller. The item number is also printed on the bottom of the last page of the owner’s manual.
Sold at: Nashbar’s Web site and catalogs from January 2008 through February 2008 for about $330.
Manufactured in: Italy
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycle trainers and contact Nashbar to receive a free repair or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nashbar at (877) 688-8600 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.nashbar.com or by e-mail at email@example.com
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