July 29, 1997
Dynacraft Industries Inc. Announces Recall of Men's Bicycles

Dynacraft Industries Inc. of Ashland, Mass., is voluntarily recalling over 19,900 men's model 8546-23 MAGNA High Impact mountain-style bicycles. The bicycle's left crank, which connects the pedal to the frame of the bike, can loosen and detach. If the crank detaches, the rider's leg can be injured by contact with the crank or the rider can lose control of the bike, fall and be injured.

The men's model 8546-23 MAGNA High Impact bicycle has a 26-inch wheel diameter and 18 speeds. The bicycle is metallic red. "MAGNA" and "High Impact" appear on the bicycle's frame. Toys "R" Us stores nationwide were the sole distributors of the bicycles. They sold the bicycles from April 1997 through June 1997 for about $100.

Only model 8546-23 MAGNA High Impact bicycles with the following serial numbers are involved in this recall. The model number and serial number appear at the base of the seat tube.

97 TD 313201 to 97 TD 315787                     97 TD 708199 to 97 TD 709275
97 TD 325019 to 97 TD 326989                     97 TD 718671 to 97 TD 719622
97 TD 352263 to 97 TD 352712                     97 TD 721013 to 97 TD 731115
97 TD 392201 to 97 TD 393850                     97 TD 731022 to 97 TD 732739
97 TD 394000 to 97 TD 394274                     97 TD 747279 to 97 TD 747397
97 TD 396384 to 97 TD 396439                     97 TD 749217 to 97 TD 749253
97 TD 398246 to 97 TD 398902                     97 TD 749292 to 97 TD 749599
97 TD 675775                                                  97 TD 749670 to 97 TD 749803
97 TD 704813 to 97 TD 704992
 
 

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and call Dynacraft Industries Inc. at (800) 551-0032 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or write to the company at 200 Butterfield Drive, Ashland, MA 01721 to receive instructions on repairing the crank. Consumers also can call their local Toys "R" Us stores to arrange for the store to repair the bicycle free of charge.