|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2002
Release # 02-198
|Dynacraft's Recall Hotline: (800) 288-1560
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
Dynacraft has received six reports of the forks breaking apart on these bicycles resulting in injuries that include abrasions, cuts, bruises and broken teeth.
The recall includes only 24-inch Vertical XL2 mountain bicycles, with model number 8524-21. A label on the frame near the crank housing identifies the model number. The bicycles are red. "Vertical" is written on the top tube, and "XL2" is written on the down tube.
Target stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from August 1999 through March 2000 for about $130.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and contact Dynacraft
Industries for information on receiving a free replacement fork and free
installation. For more information, contact Dynacraft at (800) 288-1560
between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their web site