|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 340-1050
Injuries Prompt Recall of Combination Tire Inflator and Hand Pumps by Genuine Innovations
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Combination Tire Inflator and Hand Pumps
Units: About 55,000
Importer: Innovations In Cycling Inc., doing business as Genuine Innovations, of Tucson, Ariz.
Hazard: The combination tire inflator and hand pump can shatter under pressure when inflating tires if there is a blockage in the tire valve, posing the risk of bruises, lacerations, and ringing in the ears to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 12 reports of combination tire inflator and hand pumps exploding. Six injuries were reported, including lacerations, temporary ringing in ear and bruising.
Description: This recall involves the Genuine Innovations Second Wind MTB model with part numbers 2525, 2525-O or 3519 and the Wrench Force Two Shot model with part numbers 84995 or 80383 combination tire inflator and hand pumps. These devices consist of a hand pump and CO2 cartridge inflator. The part number can only be found on the packaging.
Sold at: Specialty retail stores nationwide and bicycle or motorcycle/ATV catalogues and online stores. The Genuine Innovations Second Wind MTB and the Wrench Force Two Shot were sold from January 2004 through May 2007 for about $30. The Second Wind MTB was sold as part of the Genuine Innovations ATV Deluxe Tire Repair & Inflation Kit from July 2005 to January 2007 for about $50.
Manufactured in: United States and Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the combination tire inflator and hand pumps and contact the firm for a free replacement pump head.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Innovations In Cycling at (800) 340-1050 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Thursday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.genuineinnovations.com
Genuine Innovations Second Wind MTB
Wrench Force Two Shot
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