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QBP Recalls Stolen Series BMX Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Hazard: The bicycles fail to meet the federal bicycle standard. The bicycle’s front wheel can detach due to improperly fitting retention washers, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/QBP-Recalls-Stolen-Series-BMX-Bicycles/

Recall Date: January 13, 2016

Name of Product: Stolen series BMX bicycles

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled BMX bicycles and return them to the store where purchased for a free inspection and free replacement wheel retention washers.

Consumer Contact: QBP toll-free at 844-610-7484 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.qbpbmx.com and click on the Recall Information tab for more information.

Recall Details

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/QBP-Recalls-Stolen-Series-BMX-Bicycles/

Units: About 1,000 in the U.S.

Description: This recall involves Stolen series BMX bicycles, including Stolen Agent 16CB and 16FW, Stolen Compact, Stolen Casino and Stolen Stereo models. “Stolen” and the model name are printed on the frame of the bicycles. The Agent 16-inch bikes were sold in dark blue, the Compact 20-inch bikes were sold in neon orange and satin white, the Casino 20-inch bikes were sold in phosphate raw (gray), highlight yellow and electric red, and the Stereo 20-inch bikes were sold in satin black and electric green. 

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an incident. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: BMX bicycle/product dealers, Stolen series BMX distributors and specialty bicycle retailers nationwide and online at http://www.QBP.com and other BMX bicycle/product websites from September 2015 through October 2015 for between $230 and $350.

Distributor: Quality Bicycle Products Inc. (QBP), of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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