The bicycles do not meet U.S. safety standards for bicycles, posing crash and injury hazards to children. The 10-inch, 12-inch, and 16-inch bicycles are equipped with hand brakes but no footbrakes. The 20-inch bicycles are not equipped with a chain guard and the pedals do not come with reflectors. Federal regulations require bicycles with seat heights that measure at or below 25 inches to be equipped with foot brakes and require a full coverage chain guard, intended to prevent entrapment of clothing or body parts.
This recall involves HolaBelle NextGen 10-inch, 12-inch, 16-inch and 20-inch children’s bicycles. The bicycles were sold in black, blue, red, purple and pink. The NextGen logo is printed across either the top tube or down tube of the frame on the bikes.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled bikes away from children, stop using them, and contact the firm for instructions on returning the bicycles for a full refund.
Flat River Group, of Belding, Michigan
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
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