FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 1997
Release # 97-163
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dynacraft Industries Inc. of Ashland, Mass., is voluntarily recalling over 19,900 men's model 8546-23 MAGNA High Impact mountain-style bicycles. The bicycle's left crank, which connects the pedal to the frame of the bike, can loosen and detach. If the crank detaches, the rider's leg can be injured by contact with the crank or the rider can lose control of the bike, fall and be injured.
Dynacraft Industries Inc. has received four reports of the left crank loosening and detaching, resulting in riders falling from the bicycles sustaining cuts or bruises. The men's model 8546-23 MAGNA High Impact bicycle has a 26-inch wheel diameter and 18 speeds. The bicycle is metallic red. "MAGNA" and "High Impact" appear on the bicycle's frame. Only model 8546-23 MAGNA High Impact bicycles with the following serial numbers are involved in this recall. The model number and serial number appear at the base of the seat tube.
|97 TD 313201 to 97 TD 315787||97 TD 708199 to 97 TD 709275|
|97 TD 325019 to 97 TD 326989||97 TD 718671 to 97 TD 719622|
|97 TD 352263 to 97 TD 352712||97 TD 721013 to 97 TD 731115|
|97 TD 392201 to 97 TD 393850||97 TD 731022 to 97 TD 732739|
|97 TD 394000 to 97 TD 394274||97 TD 747279 to 97 TD 747397|
|97 TD 396384 to 97 TD 396439||97 TD 749217 to 97 TD 749253|
|97 TD 398246 to 97 TD 398902||97 TD 749292 to 97 TD 749599|
|97 TD 675775||97 TD 749670 to 97 TD 749803|
|97 TD 704813 to 97 TD 704992|
Toys "R" Us stores nationwide were the sole distributors of the bicycles. They sold the bicycles from April 1997 through June 1997 for about $100.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and call Dynacraft Industries Inc. at (800) 551-0032 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or write to the company at 200 Butterfield Drive, Ashland, MA 01721 to receive instructions on repairing the crank. Consumers also can call their local Toys "R" Us stores to arrange for the store to repair the bicycle free of charge.
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