October 2, 2003CPSC, Park Tool USA Announce Recall of
Bicycle Floor Pump
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of product: Professional Bicycle Floor Pump
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 www.parktool.com.