WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/Huffy-Recalls-Bicycles-with-Front-Disc-Brakes
Name of Product: Huffy bicycles equipped with front disc brakes
Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle's front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact Huffy for a free replacement quick release lever for the front wheel.
Consumer Contact: Huffy toll-free at 888-366-3828 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online at www.huffybikes.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of any page.
Units: About 460
Description: The recalled products are all model year 2014 Huffy TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycles with 27.5-inch wheels. "Huffy" is on the downtube of the frame of both bicycles and model name TR 745 or TR-S 740 is on the rear portion of the frame. The TR 745 has a green frame with model number 26504M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. The TR-S 740 has a white frame and model number 26604M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. Bicycles that have a green dot on the inside of the quick release lever are not included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Walmart.com, Sears Puerto Rico and The Northwest Company (Cost U Less) from September 2014 through May 2015 for between $250 to $370.
Manufactured in: China
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