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Nirve Sports Recalls 120 Bikes

Published August 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nirve Sports, has issued a voluntary recall of about 120 Cannibal bicycles.

The bicycle stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls.

Nirve Sports has received two reports of cracked stems. In both cases, the cracks occurred during assembly of the bicycle. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Cannibal "Chopper" model bicycles with graphic designs by artist Corey Miller. The bicycles have a black matte finish. The affected bicycles have a serial number within the following range: L8E0300001 - L8E1001050. Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals.

These bikes were sold by Nirve Sports and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $600.They were manufactured in China.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and return them to the place of purchase for free repair.

For additional information, contact Nirve Sports toll-free at (888) 296-4783 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nirve.com.

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