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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2003
Release # 04-003
Company Phone Number: (888) 568-4959
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Park Tool USA Announce Recall of Bicycle Floor Pump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Professional Bicycle Floor Pump

Units: 4,000

Manufacturer: Park Tool USA, of St. Paul, Minn.

Hazard: The bicycle pump can become over-pressurized with air, forcing the handle to quickly and unexpectedly rise upward, possibly injuring the user.

Incidents/Injuries: Park Tool USA has received reports of three injuries. They include a chipped tooth, a small laceration on the chin and bruises.

Description: The pump is chrome and "Park Tool USA" is written in white letters on the side. Only units manufactured prior to August 2002 with a black indicator on the pressure gauge are included in the recall. Pumps with blue indicators on the pressure gauge that are manufactured after August 2002 are not included.

Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers sold the bicycle pump from March 2003 through August 2003 for about $80.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Contact Park Tool to receive a replacement pump and instructions on how to switch the parts from the old pump to the new pump.

Consumer Contact: Call Park Tool at (888) 568-4959 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Tuesday through Friday or visit the Web site at www.parktool.com.

Picture of Recalled bicycle pump


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