July 10, 2002
Dynacraft Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycles Sold at Target
Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, Calif., is
voluntarily recalling about 4,700 Vertical XL2 mountain bicycles. The forks on
these bicycles can break apart, causing riders to lose control, fall and suffer
serious injury. Dynacraft has received six reports of the forks breaking apart
on these bicycles resulting in injuries that include abrasions, cuts, bruises
and broken teeth.
The recall includes only 24-inch Vertical XL2 mountain bicycles, with model number 8524-21. A label on the frame near the crank housing identifies the model number. The bicycles are red. "Vertical" is written on the top tube, and "XL2" is written on the down tube. Target stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from August 1999 through March 2000 for about $130.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and contact Dynacraft Industries for information on receiving a free replacement fork and free installation. For more information, contact Dynacraft at (800) 288-1560 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their web site at http://www.dynacraftbike.com/about_us.html#recall