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June 20, 2002

BY US International Has Recalled "NEXT" Ultra Shock Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart

Taiwan (SafetyAlerts) - BY US International Co. Ltd. has recalled about 132,000 Next Ultra Shock mountain bicycles with "Ballistic 105" front suspension forks. Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., was the sole distributor of these bicycles. BY US International Co. Ltd. manufactured the forks on these bicycles that can break apart, causing riders to lose control, fall and suffer serious injury.

CPSC previously announced the recall of about 103,000 of these forks sold on bicycles manufactured by Brunswick Corp.

There have been 20 reports of the suspension forks breaking on the Next Ultra Shock bicycles, resulting in 19 riders suffering injuries that include abrasions, concussions and chipped teeth.

The recall includes only Next Ultra Shock bicycles, which are blue, with model numbers 8524-14 and 8526-20. They were manufactured between April 1999 and November 9, 1999. A label affixed to the frame near the crank housing identifies the model and date of manufacture. The name "Ultra Shock" is written on the bicycle down tube in white lettering.

Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from May 1999 through December 2000 for about $150.

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and call Dynacraft Industries toll free at (800) 288-1560 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their web site at www.dynacraftbike.com for information on receiving a free replacement fork and free installation.

Next Ultra Shock bicycles manufactured after November 9, 1999, did not use BY US International-made Ballistic forks, and are not subject to this recall
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