|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Mark Ross|
|November 16, 1999||(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188|
|Release # 00-016|
PROBLEM: These bikes could have defective handle bar stems which will not tighten sufficiently to lock onto the bicycles.This can cause the front wheel not to turn properly, resulting in serious injuries to the rider from falls.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Dynacraft Industries is not aware of any injuries or incidents involving these bicycles. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop riding these bikes immediately and take them to the Fred Meyer Store where purchased for a free inspection and repair, if needed. Consumers also can call Dynacraft Industries Inc. at (800) 551-0032 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday to receive a free replacement handlebar stem.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.