|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 1999
Release # 99-111a
Company Phone Number: (800) 551-0032
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
Mountain Bikes Recalled by Dynacraft Industries
PRODUCT: Mountain Bikes - Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is recalling about 500 mountain bikes for repair. The recalled bikes are the Coleman CM 2100 men's and women's 21-speed mountain bikes purchased through June 15, 1998. "Coleman...CM 2100" are written on the bike frame. Target stores nationwide sold the bikes from May 1998 through June 15, 1998, for about $150.
PROBLEM: The front wheel could fall off while the bike is being ridden. This is because the quick release mechanism may be difficult to tighten sufficiently. Bicycles sold on or after June 16, 1998, were assembled with the replacement quick release mechanism and can be identified by a second inspection sticker at the base of the frame.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop riding these bikes immediately. Consumers should call Dynacraft Industries Inc. at (800) 551-0032 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday to receive a free replacement quick release mechanism, which is easier to secure.
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