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February 28, 2002
BikeE Corp. Recalls Recumbent Bicycles
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), BikeE Corp., of Corvallis, Ore., is voluntarily recalling about 13,500 BikeE recumbent bicycles. The recumbent seats on these bicycles can crack and break, causing the seat to come off the frame and resulting in injury to the rider.
January 3, 2002
Kent International Inc. Recalls "Midget Racer" Mini-Bicycles
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kent International Inc. of Parsippany, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 28,000 "Midget Racer" mini-bicycles. The front fork assembly on these mini-bicycles can loosen or break, and cause the rider to lose control and crash.
November 29, 2001
Profile-Design LLC Bicycle "Aero Bars" Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Profile-Design LLC, of Long Beach Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 8,400 "aero bars" used on racing bicycles. The aero bars are handlebar extensions that either mount in the center of the handlebars or are sold as a complete handlebar and stem system. The aero bars allow riders to ride in an aerodynamic crouching position. The brackets that attach the aero bars' forearm pads, where riders rest their arms, can loosen or separate during use, causing the rider to lose control and crash.
November 14, 2001
Pacific Cycle Recalls Ally Cat Tandem Bicycle Accessories
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pacific Cycle, LLC, of Madison, Wis., is voluntarily recalling to repair about 2,500 Ally Cat tandem bicycle accessories. The hitch connecting the tandem accessory to the host bicycle can fail, causing the tandem accessory to become unstable, which poses the risk of injury to riders.
November 14, 2001
BikeE Recalls Recumbent Tandem Bicycle
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BikeE Corp., of Corvallis, Ore., is voluntarily recalling 700 recumbent tandem bicycles. The steerer tube on the front forks can separate, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and possibly suffer serious injuries.
November 14, 2001
Performance Recalls Bicycle Rims
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Performance Inc., of Chapel Hill, N.C., is voluntarily recalling 1,150 wheel rims on Performance Road bicycles. The rims can crack causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and suffer injuries.
November 20, 2001
Raleigh America Recalls Bicycles
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Raleigh America Inc., of Kent, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 500 bicycles. The bottom bracket spindle inside the crankset of the bicycle can break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.
October 10, 2001
Wysco "Runt"™ Mini-Bicycle Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wysco Inc., of Baldwin Park, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 95,000 "Runt"™ brand mini-bicycles. These bicycles do not have any brakes, which are required by the CPSC standard for bicycles of this type. The CPSC standard also requires these bicycles have chain guards to prevent riders from getting fingers, toes and clothing caught in the gears.
October 09, 2001
Salsa Cycles Recall Bicycle Rims
September 18, 2001
TH!NK Mobility Recalls Electrically Assisted Bicycles
TH!NK Mobility, LLC, of Carlsbad, Calif. is voluntarily recalling about 200 of its "TH!NK bike traveler" electric bicycles. The TH!NK traveler is an electric, power assisted bike with 20" wheels and a folding frame. The bikes were distributed nationwide from July 2000 through May 2001 by retailers and through TH!NK Mobility's web site. The serial number is stamped into the inside of the left rear "dropout" of the frame (the dropout is the piece of frame that holds the left-side axle of the rear wheel). The TH!NK bike traveler comes in red (TT20001), blue (TT20002), silver (TT20003), and white (TT20004) and sold for about $995.00.
August 14, 2001
BikeE Recalls Recumbent Bicycle Suspension Forks
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BikeE Corp., of Corvallis, Ore., is voluntarily recalling 1,400 suspension forks on FX and RX model recumbent bicycles. The link pins in the forks can fall out, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and possibly suffer serious injuries. BikeE Corp. has received two reports of pins falling out of forks, resulting in two minor injuries to riders.
July 30, 2001
Acetrike Bicycle Co. Recalls Children's Bicycles
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Acetrike Bicycle Co., of Taiwan, is recalling about 38,800 children's sidewalk bicycles. The frames of these bikes can break, causing the riders to fall and suffer injuries.
July 17, 2001
Recall of Bicycles and Bicycle Components
RANS Inc., of Hays, Kan., is recalling about 4,000 long-wheelbase recumbent bicycles. The bicycle's front fork steering tube can break, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer injuries. Specialized Bicycles, Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,500 Specialized-brand bicycles. The frame of the bicycle can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.Cannondale Corp., of Bethel, Conn., is voluntarily recalling 367 "Carbon Lefty" suspension forks. The bicycle forks can break, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injury or death. Magura USA, of Olney, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 360 hydraulic disc brakes. The brakes could fail, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries. Supergo Corp., of Santa Monica, Calif., is voluntarily recalling 125 "PAZZAZ" ATB-98 carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum riser mountain bicycle handlebars and 199 pairs of "PAZZAZ" carbon fiber mountain bicycle "bar ends." The handlebars can crack and break, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.
May 24, 2001
Push'n Pop Toys, Giant Bicycle Forks and Candle Recalls
Raymond Geddes & Co. Inc., of Baltimore, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 6,500 Tropical Fish and Rockin' Reptile Push'n Pop toys, which are also known as Zapper toys. The balloon tongues and the cylinders holding the tongues on these toys can detach, which poses choking and aspiration hazards to young children. Giant Bicycle, Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,400 Giant-brand bicycle front forks. The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries. Schottenstein and Value City Department Stores, of Columbus, Ohio, are voluntarily recalling about 10,800 candles. The candle flame can ignite the silver paint coating on the candle container, presenting a fire hazard.
May 3, 2001
Mountain Bicycles Sold at Toys R Us Recalled by Dynacraft
April 24, 2001
Dynacraft Recall of Boys' Mountain Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 38,000 boys' mountain bicycles. The front-suspension forks on these bicycles can break during use, resulting in serious injury.
March 13, 2001
Water Bottles Included With Girls' Bikes Recalled by Pacific Cycle LLC
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pacific Cycle LLC, of McFarland, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 42,000 water bottles included in the handle bags of girls Mongoose Heart Breaker bicycles. The drinking valve on the cap can detach, presenting a potential choking hazard.
February 23, 2001
By Us International Co. Ltd. Bicycle Fork Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), By Us International Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, is recalling about 40,000 Ballistic front suspension forks installed on certain mountain bicycles. The forks on these bicycles can break apart, causing riders to lose control and fall. By Us International Co. previously announced the recall of 13,500 of these forks in May 2000. The firm has since disclosed that more of these forks are included in the recall.
January 29, 2001
Children's Bicycles Recalled by Seattle Bike Supply
December 6, 2000
Bicycles Recalled by DiaTech USA and Derby USA



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