NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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

CPSC, Firms Announce Recalls of Bikes and Scarves

PRODUCT: Mountain Bikes - Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is recalling about 500 mountain bikes for repair. The recalled bikes are the Coleman CM 2100 men's and women's 21-speed mountain bikes purchased through June 15, 1998. "Coleman...CM 2100" are written on the bike frame. Target stores nationwide sold the bikes from May 1998 through June 15, 1998, for about $150.

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.



The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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