The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), in cooperation with Meijer, Inc., announced the recall of several models of bicycles sold in their stores.
Approximately 68,000 bicycles, including various models of Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor and Schwinn, have been recalled. The recall is due to the possibility of the pedals on the bicycles becoming loose or detaching during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
There have been 29 reports of pedals detaching or coming loose during use, including 16 cases of minor injuries.
This recall involves two-wheeled youth and adult Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor and Schwinn bicycles measuring 20 inches or more. The recalled bicycles were assembled by Serv-U-Success, of Grandville, Michigan, on-site at Meijer stores. The bicycles were sold between March 2012 and August 2012 and have a Serv-U-Success assembly sticker attached. This recall does not include bicycles with Serv-U-Success assembly stickers written in green marker. The Serv-U-Success assembly sticker is located on the bottom of the bicycle frame between the pedals or on the back of the frame facing the rear tire.
A full list of affected models can be found on Meier’s website.
These bicycles were sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky from March 2012 through August 2012 for a price of $60 to $300. Bicycles sold at Michigan Meijer stores in Cadillac, Gaylord, Petosky and Traverse City would not included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund or a replacement bicycle of the same type and value. Consumers will also receive a $10 store coupon.
For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime or visit the company’s website @ www.meijer.com click the link where recalls can be found at the bottom of the homepage.
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