April 24, 2001Dynacraft Recalls Boys' Mountain
Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart
Rafael, CA (SafetyAlerts) -
Dynacraft Industries Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 38,000 boys' mountain bicycles.
The front-suspension forks on these bicycles can break during use, resulting in serious
injury, the UI.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said today.
Dynacraft has received 33 reports of the front-suspension forks on these bicycles
breaking, resulting in 32 injuries that included a blood clot in the brain, broken bones,
cuts, bruises and chipped teeth.
These 20-inch, 21-speed, dual-suspension bicycles have the model name "NEXT
SHOCKZONE" written on their orange frame in black lettering. A label on the frame
near the crank housing reads, "Distributed by Dynacraft Industries" and
"Made in China." Only the orange bicycles with model number 8536-33 are included
in this recall. The model number is written on another label on the frame near the crank
Wal-Mart stores sold these bicycles nationwide from September 1999 through March 2001 for
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately, and call Dynacraft to receive a
free replacement fork and to arrange for free installation. For more information,
consumers should call Dynacraft at (800) 551-0032 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, visit their web site at www.dynacraftbikes.com, or go to Wal-Mart's
website at www.walmart.com.
Bicycles with a label at the bottom of the fork that reads, "Fork made Jan.,
2000" or "Fork made July, 2000" are not part of this recall.