Kmart 16-inch Mountain Jr. Bicycle sidewalk bicycles; Ming Ta 16-inch Mountain Jr. Bicycle sidewalk bicycles

Código SIAR: 22523
Categoría: Hobby /Equipo recreacional y de deportes
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/1990/Ming-Ta-Supply-USA-Recalls-Model-1615-Mountain-Jr-Bicycles
Fecha de Publicación: 01 dic, 1989
País de Origen del Producto: Taiwan
Fabricante: Kmart; Ming Ta Supply U.S.A.
Descripción del Defecto: Ming Ta Supply U.S.A. Recalls Model #1615 Mountain Jr. Bicycles NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: December 1, 1989 (301) 504-7908 Release # 90-017   Ming Ta Supply U.S.A. Recalls Model #1615 Mountain Jr. Bicycles WASHINGTON, D.C.--Ming Ta Supply U.S.A., Santa Clarita, California is voluntarily recalling its 16-inch Mountain Jr. Bicycle, Model #1615, imported from Taiwan. The 16-inch sidewalk bicycle, which was sold by K mart stores throughout the country in March and April 1989, is not equipped with a chain guard to prevent a child's clothing from getting caught in the moving chain, the seat post is too long for a sidewalk bicycle, the handlebar stem is painted over making the minimum insertion marks unclear, and the bicycle is not provided with safety or operation instructions. These problems present a significant risk of injury to young children. A total of 11,000 Mountain Jr. Bicycles were imported by Ming Ta Supply, U.S.A., and only 7,900 of them were distributed to K mart Corporation stores throughout the United States. K mart sold approximately 1,200 of these bicycles in March and April of 1989. Bicycles sold after June, 1989 have been reconditioned. Although no injuries have been reported to the importer, K mart, or to the Commission due to these defects, the recall is being undertaken as a precautionary measure. Consumers who have these bicycles should bring them to any K mart retail store for reconditioning as a sidewalk bicycle. The store personnel will add a chain guard, replace the handlebar stem and seat post, and provide a set of safety and operating instructions without cost to the consumer. The 16-inch Mountain Jr. bicycles equipped with chain guards have been modified and are not subject to the recall.