April 2, 2004
Mongoose aluminum 20-inch-wheel “D-XR AL” mountain bicycles
Units: About 14,000
Manufacturer/Importer: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The rear shock absorber allows the aluminum, dual-suspension frame to flex severely, causing the frame to become unstable and break, posing the risk of injury to riders.
Description: These are Mongoose aluminum 20-inch-wheel, D-XR AL, dual-suspension mountain bicycles. They have model number “R1590WMET” written on the service sticker, located on the bottom bracket tube near the pedals. The bicycles are silver and red colored. “Mongoose” and “DXR AL” are on the frame of the bicycles. Only Mongoose 20-inch D-XR bicycles with aluminum frames are included this recall. Bicycles with steel frames are not included.
Sold at: Bicycle stores and department stores nationwide from September 2003 through March 1, 2004 for about $99.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and call Pacific Cycle Inc. to receive a free replacement rear shock and instructions.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Pacific Cycle Inc. toll-free at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.