January 3, 2002
Kent Has Recalled "Midget Racer" Mini-Bicycles
Parsippany, N.J. (SafetyAlerts)
- Kent International Inc.
has recalled about
28,000 "Midget Racer" mini-bicycles. The front fork assembly on these
mini-bicycles can loosen or break, and cause the rider to lose control and
Kent International has not received any reports of injuries or incidents
relating to the front forks on these mini-bicycles breaking. This recall is
being conducted to prevent possible injuries.
The "Midget Racer" mini-bicycle is yellow with 8-inch black rubber tires,
black seat and black handgrips. The mini-bicycle is about 31- inches long
and 23-inches high. "MIDGET RACER" and "KENT" are written in red lettering
on the frame of the bicycle.
Discount department, bicycle, wholesale club and toy stores sold these
mini-bicycles in New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Minnesota and
Massachusetts from October 2001 through November 2001 for about $70.
Consumers should stop using these Midget Racer mini-bicycles immediately and
return them to the place of purchase for a refund or to receive a
replacement mini-bicycle. For further information, call Kent International
at (800) 451-5368 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday,
or visit their web site at www.kentbicycles.com.
Kent previously notified many of the consumers who purchased the recalled
mini-bicycles about the recall, but about 2,200 of the mini- bicycles still
have not been returned.
All Kent mini-bicycles have black plastic caps on the tops of the
front-wheel fork. Kent mini-bicycles with black plastic caps covering the
chrome portion of the tops and sides of the front-wheel fork are not
included in this recall.