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09/23/2011

Bridgeway Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart are Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers today about a voluntary recall of about 91,900 bicycles sold this year at Wal-Mart stores.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bridgeway International of Naples, Fla. announced a voluntary recall of “NEXT”-branded men’s 26-inch hybrid bicycles because it found that the bicycle chain can break, causing a rider to lose control and fall. There have been 11 incident reports, including nine reports of injuries involving lacerations and contusions.

The recalled bicycles are red or orange. “Power X” and “Suspension” are printed on the frame, and model number LBH2611M or LBH2611M2 can be on the frame between the pedals.  Manufactured between January 1, 2011 and April 20, 2011, the bicycles can be identified by the Date Codes 20110101 to 20110418, located on a sticker on the bottom of the bicycle frame (see photos, below.) Manufactured in China, the bikes were sold at Wal-Mart from February through July 2011 for about $100.

Consumers who have a Bridgeway 26-inch hybrid bike bought at Wal-Mart earlier this year should immediately stop using it and inspect the label on the bottom of the bicycle frame. If your bicycle has a code that falls within the ranges below, please contact Bridgeway International for a free repair.

bike label

  Recalled date codes 

Production Date

Date Code Number

January 2011

20110101 XXXX - 20110131 XXXX

February 2011

20110201 XXXX - 20110228 XXXX

March 2011

20110301 XXXX - 20110331 XXXX

April 1st - 18th 2011

20110401 XXXX - 20110418 XXXX

   

red brideway bike

orange bridgeway bike

For additional information, contact Bridgeway International at (877) 934-3228 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.powerxbike.com. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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