|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2000
Release # 00-106
|Bicycle Recall Hotline: (877) 211-3525
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219
By Us and Brunswick have received 18 reports of forks on these bicycles breaking resulting in nine riders, including teenagers, suffering serious head and bodily injuries, abrasions, bruises and chipped teeth.
recalled forks were installed on Mongoose S-20 and MGX S-20 bicycles, which
are orange, and the Roadmaster Ridge Rider bicycles, which is red. The
forks on these bikes are black with decals that read "BALLISTIC" and "105"
on the sides of the suspension fork legs. A serial number is located on
the inside of the suspension fork legs. The recall only includes forks
with the following serial numbers:
|BA10044001 through BA10049000|
|BA10050001 through BA10051000|
|BAX0001251 through BAX0006750|
|BAX0006781 through BAX0007080|
|98022087 through 98027843|
Discount department and toy stores nationwide sold these bicycles from September 1998 through May 2000 for between $125 and $150.
should immediately stop using these bicycles and call Brunswick Bicycles
for information on receiving a free replacement fork, including installation.
Call Brunswick toll-free at (877) 211-3525 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday.