|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 783-7257
Saris Cycling Group Recalls Stationary Bicycle Trainers Due to Fall Hazard
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: Stationary Bicycle Trainers
Manufacturer: Saris Cycling Group, of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: A handle pin on the bicycle trainer can loosen during use, causing the machine to become disengaged, and pose a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled trainers are a stationary frame that allows bicycles to be converted into stationary bicycles. The recalled models include: CycleOps Pro Series Trainer models 9014 (SuperMagneto Pro), 9331 (JetFluid Pro), 9460 (PowerBeam Pro), 9321 (JetFluid Pro Winter Training Kit), and 9322 (SuperMagneto Pro Winter Training Kit) without the secondary locking pin. The model number and style names are printed on the left side of the main frame of the trainer.
Sold at: Independent bicycle retailers nationwide from October 2008 through November 2008 for between about $400 and $1200.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers with the recalled bicycle trainers should immediately stop using the product and contact Saris Cycling Group to receive a replacement trainer.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Saris Cycling Group at (800) 783-7257 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.cycleops.com, or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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