July 10, 2002Dynacraft Industries Has Recalled
Bicycles Sold at Target
Rafael, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- Dynacraft Industries Inc. has recalled about 4,700 Vertical XL2
mountain bicycles. The forks on these bicycles can break apart, causing
riders to lose control, fall and suffer serious injury.
Dynacraft has received six reports of the forks breaking apart on these
bicycles resulting in injuries that include abrasions, cuts, bruises and
The recall includes only 24-inch Vertical XL2 mountain bicycles, with model
number 8524-21. A label on the frame near the crank housing identifies the
model number. The bicycles are red. "Vertical" is written on the top tube,
and "XL2" is written on the down tube.
Target stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from August 1999 through
March 2000 for about $130.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and contact Dynacraft
Industries for information on receiving a free replacement fork and free
installation. For more information, contact Dynacraft at (800) 288-1560
between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their web site