May 3, 2001Dynacraft Recalls Mountain
Bicycles Sold at Toys R Us
San Rafael, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- Dynacraft Industries Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 54,000 mountain bicycles. The
pedals on these bicycles can loosen and fall off while riding, resulting in serious injury
to the rider.
Dynacraft and CPSC have received 31 reports of pedals falling off, causing the riders to
fall. Injuries to riders include a concussion, broken bones, sprains, abrasions, a
laceration and muscle strain.
These are men's and women's Magna Equator mountain bicycles. The 26- inch, 18-speed
bicycles have the model names "Magna" and "Equator" written on the
green-colored women's and red-colored men's bicycle frames in black lettering. Only
women's bicycles with model numbers 8546-84 and men's bicycles with model number 8547-19,
both of which were manufactured from December 1999 through May 2000, are included in the
recall. A label affixed to the frame near the crank housing shows the model, month and
year of manufacture.
Toys R Us stores nationwide sold these bicycles from January 2000 through mid-April 2001
for about $69.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately, and call Dynacraft to receive a
free replacement pedal/crank set 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, or visit their web site at www.dynacraftbikes.com/about_us.html.
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