|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2004
Release # 04-113
|Firm's Hotline: (877) 564-2261
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: Mongoose aluminum 20-inch-wheel "D-XR AL" mountain bicycles
Units: About 14,000
Manufacturer/Importer: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The rear shock absorber allows the aluminum, dual-suspension frame to flex severely, causing the frame to become unstable and break, posing the risk of injury to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Cycle Inc. has received two reports of the frames on these bicycles breaking, resulting in abrasions and bruises to the rider.
Description: These are Mongoose aluminum 20-inch-wheel, D-XR AL, dual-suspension mountain bicycles. They have model number "R1590WMET" written on the service sticker, located on the bottom bracket tube near the pedals. The bicycles are silver and red colored. "Mongoose" and "DXR AL" are on the frame of the bicycles. Only Mongoose 20-inch D-XR bicycles with aluminum frames are included this recall. Bicycles with steel frames are not included.
Sold at: Bicycle stores and department stores nationwide from September 2003 through March 1, 2004 for about $99.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and call Pacific Cycle Inc. to receive a free replacement rear shock and instructions.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Pacific Cycle Inc. toll-free at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mongoose.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.