WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/QBP-Recalls-WeThePeople-Brand-BMX-Bicycles-and-Cranksets
Name of Product: WeThePeople Envy BMX bicycles and Eclat Aeon cranksets
Hazard: The left end of the bicycle crankset spindle can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and cranksets and return to the store where purchased for a free inspection and free replacement spindle.
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.
Units: About 70 bicycles and about 170 cranksets(in addition, about 40 bicycles and about 40 cranksets were sold in Canada)
Description: The recall involves WeThePeople Envy BMX bicycles and aftermarket ECLAT Aeon BMX cranksets. The Envy BMX bicycles have a 20.6 or 21 inch chromoly frame, painted dark gold. The bicycle bottom bracket has an "ENVY20.6" or "ENVY21" stamp. The ECLAT Aeon BMX cranksets are the gears at the front of the bicycle chain with pedals attached to the outer ends. The cranksets have a steel, two-piece construction. Printed on the left side of the spindle is ESS Eclat 22mm" and next to the pedal, on the crank arm is "Aeon." Printed on the inside of the crank arm is "Eclat Germany" followed by the crank arm length "170mm" or "175mm."
Incidents/Injuries: WeThePeople has received five reports of the crankset spindles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: BMX bicycle/product dealers, WeThePeople distributors and specialty bicycle retailers nationwide and online at www.QBP.com and other BMX bicycle/product websites from September 2014 through July 2015. The Envy bicycles sold for about $1,100 and the aftermarket cranksets sold for about $180.
Distributor: Quality Bicycle Products, Inc. (QBP), of Bloomington, Minn.
Importer: WeThePeople, of Cologne, Germany
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55086r-eng.php.
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