|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2009
Release # 10-009
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 700-5860
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: Schwalbe Ultremo R Bicycle Tires
Units: About 5,000
Importer: Moser Enterprises, of Canada
Manufacturer: Ralf Bohle GmbH, of Germany
Hazard: The tire layers could separate causing the inner tube to rupture, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall includes Schwalbe Ultremo R bicycle tires. "Schwalbe" and "Ultremo R" are printed on the sidewall of the tires.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores and on the Web at www.schwalbetires.com from April 2009 through May 2009 for about $75.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled tires and contact their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement set of tires.
Customer Contact: For more information, contact Moser Enterprises toll-free at (888) 700-5860 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.schwalbetires.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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