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December 13, 1999

Huffy Bicycle Co. Announces Recall of Men's Mountain Bicycles

Bicycle Safety RecallMiamisburg, OH (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Huffy Bicycle Co., of Miamisburg, Ohio, is recalling about 18,600 men's mountain bicycles. The frames of these bicycles can break apart, causing falls and serious injuries to riders.

Huffy has received two reports of the bicycle frames breaking resulting in serious head and back injuries, as well as abrasions and contusions to riders.

The recall involves ALX 1000 bicycles with model number 26809, which are silver and blue; ALX 1500 bicycles with model number 26849, which are silver and green; and Aluminum 300 bicycles with model number K6809, which are silver and black. The model number is located on the bottom of the frame near the crank and pedals. The bicycles have "HUFFY" written on the down tube.

Discount department stores and sporting good stores, including Kmart, Ames, The Sports Authority, Service Merchandise and TRU*SERV, sold these bicycles nationwide from June 1998 through September 1999 for about $160.
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Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles, and call Huffy for information on receiving a free replacement bicycle. For more information, call Huffy at (888) 366-3828 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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