Roadmaster sidewalk bicycle plastic mag wheels

Código SIAR: 22724
Categoría: Hobby /Equipo recreacional y de deportes
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/1986/Replacement-Program-Announced-For-Roadmaster-Corporation-12-Sidewalk-Bicycles-WPlastic-Wheels
Fecha de Publicación: 19 dic, 1986
Fabricante: Roadmaster
Descripción del Defecto: 12" Sidewalk Bicycles Replaced by Roadmaster
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
December 19, 1986
Release # 86-79
Replacement Program Announced For Roadmaster
Corporation 12" Sidewalk Bicycles W/Plastic Wheels
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products
Safety Commission, the Roadmaster Corporation of Olney, Illinois today
announces a voluntary replacement program involving several thousand
plastic "mag" wheels on boys and girls models 9693-KM & 7973-KM 12"
sidewalk bicycles. The hazard involves a wheel breakage problem which
may occur when the tire is inflated significantly beyond the recommended
inflation pressure.
Roadmaster and the Commission have been informed of two incidents
where minor injuries occurred when plastic "mag" wheels broke during
tire inflation. Since many air pumps are not metered, bicycle tires
are frequently over inflated. Over inflation of the tires may cause
these plastic wheels to fragment and pieces to be propelled striking the
user and bystanders.
This announcement is being issued in conjunction with Roadmaster's
replacement program undertaken during the past six months.
Roadmaster is replacing, free of charge, all affected sidewalk
bicycle wheels. Only models 9693-KM & 7973-KM sidewalk bicycles are
involved in this free replacement. Both of the affected models were
sold nationwide by K mart retail stores.
Roadmaster's engineering analysis indicates that the problem
wheels may break when over inflated. Roadmaster stopped shipment of
the subject models immediately upon learning of the potential failure.
Customers having one of these sidewalk bicycles should contact the
Roadmaster Parts and Service Department at 800-626-2811. Replacement steel-spoked wheels will be
provided in exchange for the returned plastic "mag" wheels.