The bicycle’s handlebar can become loose during use, posing a fall hazard.
This recall involves two models of 20” Pacific Kids’ Bicycles. The Pacific Igniter has red with white and black accent colors and the word “Igniter” on the downtube and the Pacific Bubble Pop has pink with blue and black accent colors and the words “Bubble Pop” on the downtube. The model numbers 201230TG, 201231TG are located on the seat tube where it meets the bottom bracket.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact Pacific Cycle to receive a free repair kit, which will contain a bolt, nut, washer and grease packet with instructions to apply grease to the bolt.
The firm has received 23 reports of incidents of the bicycle’s handlebars becoming loose during use. Ten injuries involving bruising and abrasions have been reported.
Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin
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