|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Jane Francis|
|May 17, 1999||(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187|
|Release # 99-111|
PROBLEM: The front wheel could fall off while the bike is being ridden. This is because the quick release mechanism may be difficult to tighten sufficiently. Bicycles sold on or after June 16, 1998, were assembled with the replacement quick release mechanism and can be identified by a second inspection sticker at the base of the frame.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop riding these bikes immediately. Consumers should call Dynacraft Industries Inc. at (800) 551-0032 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday to receive a free replacement quick release mechanism, which is easier to secure.
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