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February 29, 2000

Dynacraft Recalls "Vertical XL2" Mountain Bikes Sold at Target

Dynacraft Recalls Vertical XL2" Mountain Bikes Sold at TargetSan Rafael, CA (SafetyAlerts) Dynacraft Industries Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 19,000 "Vertical XL2" mountain bikes.  The front suspension forks on these bikes might not have been welded properly, and can break apart during use, resulting in serious injury to the rider.

Dynacraft has received eight reports of injury to riders when the front forks on these bikes broke apart. Injuries included cuts, bruises, back strain and chipped and lost teeth.

These are  mountain bikes that have chrome-colored frames.  The model name is written on the bike frame in yellow and black lettering.  A label affixed to the frame near the crank reads "Model No. 8526-26" and "99.10.11," which shows they were manufactured the week of October 11, 1999.

Only bikes with this date code are part of this recall. Another nearby label reads "Dynacraft Industries," and "Made in China." Target stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from November 1999 through February 2000 for about $140.

Consumers should stop riding these bikes immediately and take them to the Target store where purchased for a choice of a free replacement fork or a free replacement bike.

For more information or to receive a free replacement fork by mail, call Dynacraft Industries Inc. at (800) 551-0032 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers February 29, 2000.

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