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July 29, 1997

Release # 97-163
CPSC: Nicolette Humphries
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185

CPSC and Dynacraft Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Men's Bicycles

CPSC and Dynacraft Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Men's BicyclesWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dynacraft Industries Inc. of Ashland, Mass., is voluntarily recalling over 19,900 men's model 8546-23 MAGNA High Impact mountain-style bicycles. The bicycle's left crank, which connects the pedal to the frame of the bike, can loosen and detach. If the crank detaches, the rider's leg can be injured by contact with the crank or the rider can lose control of the bike, fall and be injured.

Dynacraft Industries Inc. has received four reports of the left crank loosening and detaching, resulting in riders falling from the bicycles sustaining cuts or bruises. The men's model 8546-23 MAGNA High Impact bicycle has a 26-inch wheel diameter and 18 speeds. The bicycle is metallic red. "MAGNA" and "High Impact" appear on the bicycle's frame. Only model 8546-23 MAGNA High Impact bicycles with the following serial numbers are involved in this recall. The model number and serial number appear at the base of the seat tube.

97 TD 313201 to 97 TD 315787 97 TD 708199 to 97 TD 709275
97 TD 325019 to 97 TD 326989 97 TD 718671 to 97 TD 719622
97 TD 352263 to 97 TD 352712 97 TD 721013 to 97 TD 731115
97 TD 392201 to 97 TD 393850 97 TD 731022 to 97 TD 732739
97 TD 394000 to 97 TD 394274 97 TD 747279 to 97 TD 747397
97 TD 396384 to 97 TD 396439 97 TD 749217 to 97 TD 749253
97 TD 398246 to 97 TD 398902 97 TD 749292 to 97 TD 749599
97 TD 675775 97 TD 749670 to 97 TD 749803
97 TD 704813 to 97 TD 704992  

Toys "R" Us stores nationwide were the sole distributors of the bicycles. They sold the bicycles from April 1997 through June 1997 for about $100.

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and call Dynacraft Industries Inc. at (800) 551-0032 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or write to the company at 200 Butterfield Drive, Ashland, MA 01721 to receive instructions on repairing the crank. Consumers also can call their local Toys "R" Us stores to arrange for the store to repair the bicycle free of charge.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk 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 and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. 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 report product hazards to