February 29, 2000Dynacraft Recalls "Vertical
XL2" Mountain Bikes Sold at Target
San 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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