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Description: Men's Mountain Bicycles Recalled by Huffy Bicycle NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 1999 Release # 00-030 Company Phone Number: (888) 366-3828 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058 CPSC, Huffy Bicycle Co. Announce Recall of Men's Mountain Bicycles WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Huffy Bicycle Co., of Miamisburg, Ohio, is recalling about 18,600 men's mountain bicycles. The frames of these bicycles can break apart, causing falls and serious injuries to riders. Huffy has received two reports of the bicycle frames breaking resulting in serious head and back injuries, as well as abrasions and contusions to riders. The recall involves ALX 1000 bicycles with model number 26809, which are silver and blue; ALX 1500 bicycles with model number 26849, which are silver and green; and Aluminum 300 bicycles with model number K6809, which are silver and black. The model number is located on the bottom of the frame near the crank and pedals. The bicycles have "HUFFY" written on the down tube. Discount department stores and sporting good stores, including Kmart, Ames, The Sports Authority, Service Merchandise and TRU*SERV, sold these bicycles nationwide from June 1998 through September 1999 for about $160. Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles, and call Huffy for information on receiving a free replacement bicycle. For more information, call Huffy at (888) 366-3828 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. [Source]

Recall Information

Recall Date12/13/1999
Recall ID2288
Recall Number00030
Product TypeBicycles & Accessories
HazardVehicle Accident
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