October, 10 2001
Wysco Inc. Recalls"Runt"™ Mini-Bicycles
Park, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- Wysco Inc. is recalling about 95,000 "Runt"™ brand mini-bicycles.
These bicycles do not have any brakes, which are required by the CPSC
standard for bicycles of this type. The CPSC standard also requires these
bicycles have chain guards to prevent riders from getting fingers, toes and
clothing caught in the gears.
Wysco has not received any reports of incidents or injuries involving these
mini-bicycles. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
The "Runt"™ mini-bicycles are about 24-inches long and 26-inches high with
6-inch wheels. They have adjustable seat and handlebars with quick release
levers. The bicycles are red, blue, black or chrome in color with black
seats and handle grips. The word "RUNT" and the Runt logo of a dog's face
are on the front of the steering column.
Bicycle, toy, discount department, convenience, and specialty stores
nationwide, and mail order catalogs and web sites sold these mini-bicycles
from January 2001 through July 2001 for about $100.
Consumers should stop using these Runt bicycles immediately and get a free
repair kit. To order a free repair kit and for more information, call Wysco
toll-free at (866) 868-7868 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday
through Friday, or visit their web site at www.JustGoScooters.com.