Bridgeway Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Sep 22, 2011, 14:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /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 otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of Product: Bicycles
Units:  About 91,000
Importer: Bridgeway International of Naples, Fla.
Hazard:  The bicycle chain can break, causing a rider to lose control and fall.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 11 reports of incidents, including nine reports of injuries, including lacerations and contusions.
Description: This recall involves "NEXT"-branded men's 26-inch hybrid bicycles. The bicycles are red or orange. "Power X" and "Suspension" are printed on the frame. Model numbers LBH2611M and LBH2611M2 are included in this recall. The model number is located on the frame between the pedals.

Sold at: Walmart from February 2011 through July 2011 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and contact the company for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bridgeway International at (877) 934-3228 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.powerxbike.com.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11331.html

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.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 934-3228
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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