June 20, 2002BY US International Has Recalled "NEXT"
Ultra Shock Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart
- 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.