|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|
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.
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.