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Vitus 14 and Vitus 16 Kids Bikes Recalled Due to Crash Hazard; Imported by Wiggle (Recall Alert)

  • Recalled VITUS Kids Bike (Purple)
  • Recalled VITUS Kids Bike (Blue/lime green)
  • Recalled VITUS Kids Bike (Silver)
Name of Product:
VITUS 14 and VITUS 16 Kids Bikes
Hazard:

The bicycles have handbrakes but no footbrakes. Federal regulations require the bicycles be equipped with both handbrakes and footbrakes. Sidewalk bicycles with handbrakes, but no footbrakes, may present a risk of injury to young children who might not be able to stop the bicycles using handbrakes only.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
September 09, 2021
Units:

About 280

Consumer Contact

Online at www.wiggle.com and click on “Returns” under customer service or www.chainreactions.com and click on “Returning an item” under customer service or email at support@wiggle.com if you purchased your bike from Wiggle, and customerservice@chainreactioncycles.com if you purchased your bike from Chain Reaction Cycles. Include “Vitus 14 and Vitus 16 Kids Bike Recall” in the subject line of your email message, and you will be contacted within 24 hours.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves VITUS 14 and VITUS 16 Kids Bikes. The bicycles were sold with 14-inch wheels for kids ages 3 to 5 years and 16-inch wheels for kids ages 4 to 6 years. They were sold in multiple colors. VITUS is printed across the frame of the bicycle.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bikes away from children and stop using them. Wiggle Ltd. is contacting all purchasers directly and is providing a free replacement wheel with footbrake.

Incidents/Injuries:

 None reported

Sold At

Online at www.wiggle.com and www.chainreactioncycles.com from January 2017 through April 2021 for about $280 for the VITUS 14 and about $300 for the VITUS 16 Kids Bikes.

 

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Wiggle Ltd., of UK

Recall number:
21-781
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About the U.S. CPSC
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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