Bicycles Recalled by Nirve Sports; Stem Failure Poses Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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
Name of product: Cannibal Bicycles
Units: About 120
Importer: Nirve Sports Ltd., of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The bicycle stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls.
Incidents/Injuries: Nirve Sports has received two reports of cracked
stems. In both cases, the cracks occurred during assembly of the
bicycle. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Cannibal “Chopper” model bicycles
with graphic designs by artist Corey Miller. The bicycles have a black
matte finish. The affected bicycles have a serial number within the
following range: L8E0300001 – L8E1001050. Serial numbers are located on
the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals.
Sold by: Nirve Sports and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $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 Web site at www.nirve.com.
Photos at www.cpsc.gov.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports
that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a
different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 296-4783
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CONTACT: CPSC Media Contact, +1-301-504-7908