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Nirve Sports Recalls Bikes

Published May 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nirve Sports, have issued a voluntary recall of about 725 Red Star 100, Skulls 285 and Cannibal Chopper 340 bikes.

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

Nirve Sports has received reports of cracked handlebar stems, which all occurred during assembly of the bicycle. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves three models: Red Star, Skulls and Cannibal chopper-style bicycles with the model names printed on the chain guard. Red Star has a black finish; Skulls bear a skull graphic and come in grey and black; and Cannibal bears a dragon graphic and comes in a black finish. Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals. The recall involves the following models, SKUs and Serial Numbers:

Name of Model / SKU# / Serial Number Ranges
Red Star / 3421 / L8E0600576-L8E0600675
Skulls / 3433 / L9E0200751-L9E0200810, L9E0201891-L9E0201900, L9E0201966-L9E0201972, L9E0400061-L9E0400120, L9E0500226-L9E0500285, L9E0700641-L9E0700700, L9E0701241-L9E0701255, L9E0701301-L9E0701315
Cannibal / 3434 / L080405181-L080405240, L8E0901311-L8E0901370, L9E0300491-L9E0300560, L9E0202337-L9E0202344, L9E0400196-L9E0400255, L9E0601206-L9E0601265, L9E0602346-L9E0602365

These were sold by Nirve Sports showroom, online and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $300 to $600. They were manufactured in China.

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

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

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