Chinese Co. Recalls 2,400 BicyclesOct 17, 2002 | AP A Chinese company is recalling about 2,400 bicycles sold in the United States with defective frames that could break apart, causing injury to riders.
Lida Bicycle Co. and its U.S. distributor, Kent International Inc. of Parsippany, N.J., have received four reports of the frames breaking, resulting in minor injuries to two riders, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (news - web sites) said Thursday.
The recalled bicycles are 26-inch, 21-speed, dual-suspension men's bicycles with double-bar white frames. "Kent" is written on the down tube and head tube of the bike and a decal reading "2100DH" or "PRO-X" appears on the top tube near the head of the bike.
The bicycles were sold in department stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, and in independent bicycle shops in New York and New Jersey from April through August 2002.