August 29, 2002Haro Bicycle Has Recalled
- Haro Bicycle Corp. has recalled
about 1,100 BMX freestyle bicycles. The length of the crank arm in the 2003
model fails to allow sufficient space between the rider's foot and the front
wheel, when the front wheel is turned backwards. The rider's foot could come
in contact with the front wheel, causing the rider to lose control, fall and
possibly suffer serious injury.
Haro has not received any reports of incidents or injuries. This recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recall includes the 2003 Haro BMX freestyle bicycles. The models
involved are the F2 and the Backtrail XO. The model names are printed on the
top and down tube of the F2, and on the top tube of the Backtrail XO.
Independent bicycle shops nationwide sold these bicycles from May 2002
through August 2002 for between $190 and $200.
Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact
Haro to learn where to take their bicycles to have the crankset replaced
free of charge. For more information, consumers can contact Haro toll-free
at (800) 289-4276 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or
visit the firm's web site at www.harobikes.com.