Bicycles recalled for safety hazards
- October 17, 2007 3:06 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Two companies pulled their bikes from the marketplace for safety problems, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
The recall affects the following bikes:
- 2006 Solo CR50, 2006 Solo CR70, and 2007 SOLO CR Rocky Mountain bicycles sold through U.S. bicycle dealers from August 2006 through July 2007 for between $2,000 and $5,850 US each.
- 2007 model year Huffy Howler and Highland bikes, distributed by Huffy Corp., sold through Kmart stores from May 2007 through July 2007 for between $80 and $100 US.
The Solo bikes are being pulled because a part may come loose from the frame, posing a fall danger to the user. The company has learned of two associated accidents involving shoulder and facial injuries.
Huffy Corp. is recalling its bikes because the crank can unexpectedly detach. Two reports, involving one injury have been reported to the company.
Consumers with the affected bikes should contact the company for repair instructions.
Separately, Formula SRL recalled about 5,700 Oro disk brakes because the levers can separate, causing the rider to loose control of the bicycle. The recall involves the Oro K18, Oro K24, Oro Puro and the Oro Bianco models with serial numbers less than 295237. The brakes were sold in U.S. bicycle stores from May 2005 through July 2007 for between $180 and $320 US each.
The company has learned of six incidents in which the levers detached though no injuries were reported. Consumers should stop using bicycles with the brakes and contact a Formula Brake dealer for a repair.
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