Yuba Bicycles Recalls Mundo Cargo Bikes Due to Injury Hazard
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Cargo Bike
Hazard: Passengers' feet can get caught in the rear wheel, posing a foot injury.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cargo bikes and contact Yuba Bicycles to receive free wheel covers/wheelskirts and have them installed at no cost.
Consumer Contact: Yuba Bicycles, toll-free at (877) 889-9822, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.yubabikes.com, then click on "Mundo V4.0 recall" under Recall near the bottom of the page for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Yuba-Bicycles-Recalls-Mundo-Cargo-Bikes.
Units: About 1,000
Description: The recalled bicycles are Mundo V4 cargo bikes. The 26-inch bicycles have steel frames, aluminum fenders on the front and rear wheels, and a wood utility deck mounted on the rear cargo rack. The bikes come in orange, black or blue. The word "Mundo" is on the top tube of the bicycle frame and "Yuba" is on the down tube. The serial number range for the recalled bikes is ADA11A008000 to ACA12D018000. The serial number is located on the kickstand plate.
Incidents/Injuries: Yuba Bicycles is aware of two reports of passengers having their feet caught in the rear wheel. No injuries were reported.
Sold at: Bicycles dealers nationwide and by Yuba Bicycles online from May 2011 through December 2012 for about $1099.
Importer: Yuba Bicycles, or Sausalito, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission