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October 2, 2003

CPSC, Park Tool USA Announce Recall of Bicycle Floor Pump

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.

Name of product: Professional Bicycle Floor Pump

Units: 4,000

Manufacturer: Park Tool USA, of St. Paul, Minn.

Hazard: The bicycle pump can become over-pressurized with air, forcing the handle to quickly and unexpectedly rise upward, possibly injuring the user.

Incidents/Injuries: Park Tool USA has received reports of three injuries. They include a chipped tooth, a small laceration on the chin and bruises.

Description: The pump is chrome and "Park Tool USA" is written in white letters on the side. Only units manufactured prior to August 2002 with a black indicator on the pressure gauge are included in the recall. Pumps with blue indicators on the pressure gauge that are manufactured after August 2002 are not included.

Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers sold the bicycle pump from March 2003 through August 2003 for about $80.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Contact Park Tool to receive a replacement pump and instructions on how to switch the parts from the old pump to the new pump.

Consumer Contact: Call Park Tool at (888) 568-4959 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Tuesday through Friday or visit the Web site at

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