|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 276-2281
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Big Cat Human Powered Vehicles Recalls Bicycle Due to Crash Hazard
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: Catbike Musashi recumbent bicycle
Units: About 170 units
Manufacturer: Big Cat Human Powered Vehicles LLC, of Winter Garden, Fla.
Hazard: The bicycle frame can crack, which can cause the rider to lose control and crash.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves model year 2010 Catbike Musashi recumbent bicycles. The bicycles were sold in the following colors: black, white, silver, yellow, orange, red, lime green, pink, blue, candy purple, candy red, candy green, candy blue and sparkle orange. "Musashi" is printed on the frame and "Catbike" is printed on the seat, frame and headrest. Serial numbers CBM0002 to CBM0170 are included in this recall. The serial number can be found underneath the main frame where the seat bottom is located.
Sold at: Catbike authorized dealers nationwide from February 2010 through December 2010 for about $2,350.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and contact a Catbike dealer for a free frame replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Big Cat Human Powered Vehicles toll-free at (866) 276-2281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.catrike.com
Catbike Musashi Recumbent Serial # Location
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