|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
January 29, 2001
Release # 01-074
Bike Recall Hotline: (800) 283-2453 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
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
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.
Notice and Disclaimer: The information provided in these pages is preliminary and informational only. No liability is offered or assumed for inaccuracies in this information. Please check with the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to confirm the completeness of all information provided.
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