QBP Recalls Stolen Series BMX Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

13 Jan, 2016, 10:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/QBP-Recalls-Stolen-Series-BMX-Bicycles/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Stolen series BMX bicycles

Hazard: The bicycles fail to meet the federal bicycle standard. The bicycle's front wheel can detach due to improperly fitting retention washers, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled BMX bicycles and return them to the store where purchased for a free inspection and free replacement wheel retention washers.

Consumer Contact: QBP toll-free at 844-610-7484 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.qbpbmx.com and click on the Recall Information tab for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 1,000 in the U.S.

Description: This recall involves Stolen series BMX bicycles, including Stolen Agent 16CB and 16FW, Stolen Compact, Stolen Casino and Stolen Stereo models. "Stolen" and the model name are printed on the frame of the bicycles. The Agent 16-inch bikes were sold in dark blue, the Compact 20-inch bikes were sold in neon orange and satin white, the Casino 20-inch bikes were sold in phosphate raw (gray), highlight yellow and electric red, and the Stereo 20-inch bikes were sold in satin black and electric green. 

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an incident. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: BMX bicycle/product dealers, Stolen series BMX distributors and specialty bicycle retailers nationwide and online at www.QBP.com and other BMX bicycle/product websites from September 2015 through October 2015 for between $230 and $350.

Distributor: Quality Bicycle Products Inc. (QBP), of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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