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Balance bikes sold in discount stores being recalled

Published January 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — About 29,000 Chillafish childrens balance bikes are being recalled because overinflated tires can cause the wheel rims to crack and send pieces of the plastic rim flying.

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The balance bikes were sold by Amazon, Sams Clubs, Target and Toys RUs from November 2013 through November 2015 for between $55 and $80. Besides the approximately 29,000 bikes sold in the U.S., 268 were sold in Canada and are being recalled there as well.

Chillafish has received 19 reports of plastic separating from the rims, including two reports of consumers being cut by flying plastic.

Consumers are being told to lower the tire pressure on the bikes to 32 psi or less. Chillafish is contacting consumer directly and consumers can contact them toll-free at (888) 666-7689 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday excluding holidays, or online at www.chillafish.com and click on Safety for more information.

More information: CPSC recall notice.

Here is the CPSC description of the recalled bikes:

This recall includes all Chillafish BMXie, Chillafish Jack and Chillafish Josie balance bikes. The bikes were designed for children ages 2 to 5 and have no pedals and no chains. BMXie bikes are made of plastic. The bikes are about 31.5 inches long with a seat that can be adjusted from about 12.5 inches high to about 15.5 inches high and have a detachable foot support. BMXie bikes were sold in the colors blue, lime green, pink, red and yellow. Item reference number CPMX01BLU, CPMX01LIM, CPMX01PIN, CPMX01RED or CPMX01YEL is on a label on the bottom of the bike frame. Jack and Josie bikes have steel frames. The bikes are about 34 inches long with a seat that can be adjusted from about 14 inches high to about 17 inches high. Jack bikes were sold in a black and orange color scheme with flames on the crosstube and item reference number CPJJ02BLA on a label on the bottom of the bike frame. Josie bikes were sold in a white and pink color scheme with flowers on the crosstube and item reference number CPJJ02WHI on a label on the bottom of the bike frame.

 

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