CPSC, Huffy Bicycle Company Announce Recall of "Cranbrook" Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2004
Release # 04-164
Firm's Hotline: (888) 366-3828
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Huffy Bicycle Company Announce Recall of "Cranbrook" Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Huffy "Cranbrook" Bicycles

Units: 12,000

Manufacturer: Huffy Bicycle Company, of Springboro, Ohio

Hazard: The handlebar could unexpectedly loosen causing the rider to lose control of bicycle.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves single-speed "Cranbrook" bicycles with 26-inch wheels. The bicycles were sold in both men's (model 56462) and ladies' (model 56472) style frames. The name "Cranbrook" is printed on the frame of the bicycle. Serial numbers included in the recall range from SNHHE04C52556 to SNHHE04C64557. Serial numbers and model numbers are located on the bottom bracket of the frame, where the crank is attached to the bicycle.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from April 2004 through May 2004 for about $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles and contact Huffy Bicycle to determine if the product is a part of the recall. Consumers will receive a free replacement handlebar and stem.

Consumer Contact: Call Huffy Bicycle toll-free at (888) 366-3828 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.huffybikes.comPicture of Recalled Bicycle



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