Bikes that were sold at Meijer stores have been recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
About 68,000 Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor, and Schwinn bicycles—in various models—have been recalled by the retailer, Meijer Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The defective bikes were manufactured and sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky from March 2012 through August 2012 for between $60 to $300. Bicycles sold at Michigan Meijer stores in Cadillac, Gaylord, Petosky, and Traverse City are not included in this recall.
The pedals on the bicycles can loosen or detach during use, which poses a fall hazard to the rider. To date, 29 reports of pedals detaching or coming loose during use, including 16 reports of minor injuries, have been received.
This recall involves two-wheeled youth and adult Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor, and Schwinn bicycles measuring 20 inches or more. The recalled bicycles were assembled, on-site, at Meijer stores by Serv-U-Success of Grandville, Michigan.
The bicycles have a Serv-U-Success assembly sticker attached; this recall does not include bicycles with Serv-U-Success assembly stickers written in green marker. The Serv-U-Success assembly sticker is located on the bottom of the bicycle frame between the pedals, or on the back of the frame, facing the rear tire. A full list of affected models can be found on Meijer’s website at http://www4.meijer.com/recall/bikebooklet.pdf.
The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and to return the bicycles to any Meijer store for a full refund or a replacement bicycle of the same type and value. Consumers will also receive a $10 store coupon. Meijer can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.927.8699, any time, or at the firm’s website at www.meijer.com, where a link to recalls can be found at the bottom of the homepage.