NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bike Recall Hotline: (800) 283-2453
January 29, 2001 CPSC Contact: Kim Dulic
Release # 01-074 (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

CPSC, Seattle Bike Supply Announce Recall of Children's Bicycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Seattle Bike Supply, of Kent, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 children's bicycles. Because the bikes' pedals are too low to the ground, they fail to meet federal bicycle standards. Children can lose control when a pedal strikes the ground, causing falls and injuries.

Seattle Bike Supply has received one report of a 4-year-old boy whose pedal struck the ground while riding one of these bikes causing him to fall. No injuries were reported.

Bicycles that are part of this recall are all model-year 2001 Torker Blaster 16-inch Boy's bicycles in red, black, blue, or chrome, and Sunflower 16-inch Girl's bicycles in yellow, pink or florescent green. The Torker brand name and the model names are on the frames. Bicycle stores sold these bicycles nationwide from September 2000 through December 2000 for about $130.

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a free repair. For more information, call Seattle Bike Supply at (800) 283-2453 anytime, or write to Seattle Bike Supply, 7620 S. 192nd, Kent, WA 98032.
 

Picture of Sunflower Bicycle

 
Picture of Torker Blaster Bicycle

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.