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Huffy Recalls Bikes For Crank Failure

Published October 18, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Huffy, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of the 2007 Huffy Howler and Highland Bicycles

Roughly 22,000 of these bicycles were sold.

According to the CPSC, the bicycle crank can unexpectedly come off, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.

Huffy has received two reports of the crank coming off, resulting in one injury.

The recall involves multi-speed bicycles with 26-inch, 24-inch or 20-inch wheels. The Howler was sold in black (model K3587, boy's model), blue (model K4587, men's model) and red (model K6587, men's model). The Highland was sold in white (model K4597, women's model) and blue (model K6597, women's model). The name Howler or Highland is printed on the frame of the bicycle, and the name Huffy is on the front of the frame.

Model numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the frame where the crank is attached to the bicycle.

Sold at Kmart stores nationwide from May 2007 through July 2007 for between $80 and $100. All bikes were manufactured in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact Huffy to receive instructions on tightening the crank.

Visit Huffy’s Web site at www.huffybikes.com

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