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July 30, 2001

Children's Bicycles Recalled by Taiwan Firm

Childrens bicycles recalledTaiwan (SafetyAlerts) - Acetrike Bicycle Co. is recalling about 38,800 children's sidewalk bicycles. The frames of these bikes can break, causing the riders to fall and suffer injuries.

Acetrike and the distributor of the bicycles, Huffy Bicycle Co., have received four reports of the frames on these bicycles breaking. Two boys, ages 4 and 6, suffered abrasions and contusions, and a 5-year-old boy suffered a contusion. A fourth child was not injured.

The recall includes bicycles having date codes of April 2000 and earlier. The date code is molded on the bicycles' left rear frame, at the point of attachment of the rear wheel. The model name is written on the bike's frame. The following models are involved:

"Cool Taz", 12-inch boy's style

"Sweet Tweety", 12-inch girl's style

"Mudslinger", 16-inch boy's style

"Secret Treasures", 16-inch girl's style

"Rugrats", 16-inch boy's style

"Best Friends", 16-inch girl's style

"Space Racer", 12-inch boy's style

"Fairy Magic", 12-inch girl's style

"MX1200", 12-inch boy's style

"High Gear", 12-inch boy's style

"MX 1800", 16-inch boy's style

Discount department, toy, hardware and sporting goods stores, including Ace Hardware, Ames, Blain Supply, Kay Bee Toys, Meijers, Tru*Serv and Wal-Mart, sold these bikes nationwide from October 1999 through March 2001 for between $35 and $70.

Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately, and call (888) 366-3828 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to the firm's web site at to determine if their bicycle is part of the recall. Consumers with a recalled bicycle will receive a replacement bicycle free of charge.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers July 30, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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