|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Dynacraft Recall Hotline: (800) 551-0032|
|May 3, 2001||CPSC CONTACT: Kim Dulic|
|Release # 01-142||(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183|
Dynacraft and CPSC have received 31 reports of pedals falling off, causing the riders to fall. Injuries to riders include a concussion, broken bones, sprains, abrasions, a laceration and muscle strain.
These are men's and women's Magna Equator mountain bicycles. The 26- inch, 18-speed bicycles have the model names "Magna" and "Equator" written on the green-colored women's and red-colored men's bicycle frames in black lettering. Only women's bicycles with model numbers 8546-84 and men's bicycles with model number 8547-19, both of which were manufactured from December 1999 through May 2000, are included in the recall. A label affixed to the frame near the crank housing shows the model, month and year of manufacture.
Toys R Us stores nationwide sold these bicycles from January 2000 through mid-April 2001 for about $69.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately, and call Dynacraft to receive a free replacement pedal/crank set and to arrange for free installation. For more information, consumers should call Dynacraft at (800) 551-0032 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their web site at www.dynacraftbikes.com/about_us.html.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks 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, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. For information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call the above numbers or visit the web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/103.html. 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 at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.