NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 431-7653
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Mirraco Recalls Bicycles Due to Wheel Fork Failure Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Mirraco Bicycles
Units: About 11,000
Manufacturer: Mirraco LLC, of Carlsbad, Calif.
Hazard: The front wheel forks on these bicycles could have been welded improperly. This poses a risk that the weld could fail, and the rider could lose control and fall.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of steer tube rotation and one report of a fork separation due to failure of the welds. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves BMX bicycles. The model name is printed on the bicycle. Recalled models include the following:
Black Pearl 3
Black Pearl 2
Black Pearl 1
Sold at: Authorized Mirraco dealers nationwide from November 2006 through January 2007 for between $265 and $550.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and have them inspected by a Mirraco dealer. If the inspection shows that the bicycle is part of the recall, the fork will be replaced free of charge.
Consumer Contact: Call Mirraco toll-free at (888) 431-7653 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mirrabikeco.com