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Marin recalls kids’ bikes due to handlebars

Published February 10, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling 450 kids’ bikes because the handlebars can loosen or separate. The recall involves Marin 2014 MBX 50 and Tiny Trail boys and girls bikes with 16-inch knobby tires.

On its website Marin said a limited number of handlebar stems on these models are out of manufacturing tolerance. “In an abundance of caution, we have initiated a recall with the CPSC,” the company said. “This is a voluntary recall, and Marin has received no reports of any injuries.”

The boys’ models are red and have serial number HA14980XXXXXX. The girls’ models are purple and have serial number HA14982XXXXXX. Serial numbers are printed on a foil label on the underside of the base of the downtube.

Consumers are being instructed to contact Marin for a replacement handlebar stem.

The recall involves about 400 bikes in the U.S. and 50 in Canada sold at bike shops from September 2013 through December 2014 for about $250. 

More information: Marin's website.

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