California company recalls boys mountain bikes |

California company recalls boys mountain bikes

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – A California bicycle company is recalling about 38,000 boys mountain bikes because the front suspension fork can break, resulting in serious crashes.

Dynacraft Industries Inc. of San Rafael announced the recall Tuesday in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Dynacraft has received 33 reports of the suspension forks breaking, resulting in 32 injuries, the commission reported. In some of the accidents, victims suffered broken bones, cuts bruises, chipped teeth.

In one case, a victim suffered a blood clot in the brain.

The 20-inch, one-speed, dual suspension bicycles have the model name ”NEXT SHOCKZONE” written on their orange frames in black lettering. A label on the frame near the crank housing reads, ”Distributed by Dynacraft Industries” and ”Made in China.” Only the orange bicycles with the model number 8536-33 are included in this recall. The number is written on a label on the frame near the circular crank by the pedals.

People should stop using the bicycles immediately, the company said. A free replacement suspension fork and free installation can be had by calling the company at 1-800-551-0032 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

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