NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
April 2, 2004
Release # 04-113
|Firm's Hotline: (877) 564-2261
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Pacific Cycle Inc. Announce Recall of Mongoose 20-Inch Mountain Bicycles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.
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.
Pacific Cycle Inc. has received two reports of the frames on these bicycles breaking, resulting in abrasions and bruises to the rider.
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.
Bicycle stores and department stores nationwide from September 2003 through March 1, 2004 for about $99.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and call Pacific Cycle Inc. to receive a free replacement rear shock and instructions.
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, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mongoose.com