|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
|November 16, 1999
||CPSC CONTACT: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076
|Release # 00-016
CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Mountain Bikes & Underwater Strobes
This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Mountain Bikes - Dynacraft Industries Inc. of San Rafael, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 Magna "Great Divide," 21- speed mountain bikes. These bikes could have defective handle bar stems which will not tighten sufficiently to lock onto the bicycles.
- Underwater Strobes - Sea & Sea Underwater Photography (U.S.A.) Inc., of Carlsbad, Calif., is recalling about 7,000 underwater camera strobe lights, used as a light source for photography to replace the battery cap. If the strobe becomes flooded, gas build-up can cause the battery cap to forcefully eject off of the strobe or cause the front section of the strobe to violently separate from the back section.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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