Bicycles Recalled by Nirve Sports Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, May 5 /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: 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 L9E0701301-L9E0701315
Cannibal 3434 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.
Photos available 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
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CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CONTACT: CPSC Media Contact, +1-301-504-7908