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Nirve Sports Chopper-style Red Star, Skulls, Cannibal Chopper Bicycles

Description: Bicycles Recalled by Nirve Sports Due to Fall Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2010 Release #10-221 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 296-4783 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Bicycles Recalled by Nirve Sports Due to Fall Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Chopper-style bicycles Units: About 725 units: Red Star 100, Skulls 285 and Cannibal Chopper 340 Importer: Nirve Sports Ltd., of Huntington Beach, Calif. Hazard: The bicycle stem on the handlebars can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious fall and injury. Incidents/Injuries: Nirve Sports has received reports of cracked handlebar stems, which all occurred during assembly of the bicycle. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves three models: Red Star, Skulls and Cannibal chopper-style bicycles with the model names printed on the chain guard. Red Star has a black finish; Skulls bear a skull graphic and come in grey and black; and Cannibal bears a dragon graphic and comes in a black finish. Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals. The recall involves the following models, SKUs and Serial Numbers: Name of Model SKU# Serial Number Ranges Red Star 3421 L8E0600576-L8E0600675 Skulls 3433 L9E0200751-L9E0200810 L9E0201891-L9E0201900 L9E0201966-L9E0201972 L9E0400061-L9E0400120 L9E0500226-L9E0500285 L9E0700641-L9E0700700 L9E0701241-L9E0701255 L9E0701301-L9E0701315 Cannibal 3434 L080405181-L080405240 L8E0901311-L8E0901370 L9E0300491-L9E0300560 L9E0202337-L9E0202344 L9E0400196-L9E0400255 L9E0601206-L9E0601265 L9E0602346-L9E0602365 Sold by: Nirve Sports showroom, online and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $300 to $600. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and return them to the place of purchase for free repair. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nirve Sports toll-free at (888) 296-4783 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.nirve.com [Source]

Nirve Sports Chopper-style Red Star, Skulls, Cannibal Chopper Bicycles Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date05/05/2010
Recall ID220
Recall Number10221
Product TypeBicycles & Accessories
HazardVehicle Accident
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