May 9, 2000
CPSC, By Us International Co., Ltd. Announce Recall of Bicycle
DC (SafetyAlerts) - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), By Us International
Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, is recalling about 13,500 Ballistic front suspension forks installed
on certain Brunswick mountain bicycles. The forks on these bicycles can break apart,
causing riders to lose control and fall.
By Us and Brunswick have received 18 reports of forks on these bicycles breaking resulting
in nine riders, including teenagers, suffering serious head and bodily injuries,
abrasions, bruises and chipped teeth.
The recalled forks were installed on Mongoose S-20 and MGX S-20 bicycles, which are
orange, and the Roadmaster Ridge Rider bicycles, which is red. The forks on these bikes
are black with decals that read "BALLISTIC" and "105" on the sides of
the suspension fork legs. A serial number is located on the inside of the suspension fork
legs. The recall only includes forks with the following serial numbers:
|BA10044001 through BA10049000
|BA10050001 through BA10051000
|BAX0001251 through BAX0006750
|BAX0006781 through BAX0007080
|98022087 through 98027843
Discount department and toy stores
nationwide sold these bicycles from September 1998 through May 2000 for between $125 and
Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycles and call Brunswick Bicycles for
information on receiving a free replacement fork, including installation. Call Brunswick
toll-free at (877) 211-3525 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers May 9, 2000.