|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2003
|Company Phone Number: (888) 568-4959
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: 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 2003 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 2003 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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
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