Meijer Bike Recall Issued Due to Pedal Problems, Injury Risk
A recall has been issued for an estimated 68,000 bicycles that were assembled and sold at Meijer stores in at least five states, due to a risk that the pedals may loosen or detach during use.
The Meijer bike recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on August 30, after approximately 29 reports were received of bicycle pedal problems, including at least 16 cases involving an injury for the bike riders.
Multiple well known brands are impacted by the bicycle recall, including adult and youth two wheel bikes by Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific Razor, and Schwinn that featured at least 20″ wheels.
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Meijer sold the assembled bicycles between March 2012 and August 2012, at stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The recalled bicycles ranged from $60 and $300.
The U.S. CPSC is advising consumers to stop using these bicycles immediately, due to the risk of riders suffering an injury if the pedals loosen and detach.
All of the bicycles feature a “Serv-U-Success” assembly sticker located on the bottom of the bicycle frame between the pedals or on the back of the frame towards the rear tire. The CPSC indicates that Serv-U Success stickers that are written in green marker are not included in this recall.
Meijer, Inc. has provided a full list of recalled bike models (PDF), and consumers may also contact the retailer with any questions at (800) 927-8699 anytime.
AngelaJune 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm
My son was riding his 26" Mongoose Estate bike last night when the pedal detached from the bike causing him almost to fall and really hurt himself. When I looked at the pedal the inside of the crank arm as well as the pedal itself was all stripped out and looked as if it had been forced in there. As I checked the other pedal I found it to be stripped as well. He did not ride the bike much last [Show More]My son was riding his 26" Mongoose Estate bike last night when the pedal detached from the bike causing him almost to fall and really hurt himself. When I looked at the pedal the inside of the crank arm as well as the pedal itself was all stripped out and looked as if it had been forced in there. As I checked the other pedal I found it to be stripped as well. He did not ride the bike much last year and this was our first ride of the summer. I was not aware of the bike recall until now and I have looked over the bike and there is a Serv U Success sticker on it. I purchased for his birthday last Spring of 2013, which means Meijer is continuing to stock and sell these recalled bikes. I am concerned because he really could have been hurt and thank goodness he wasn't. I will be heading up to the Meijer store I purchased it from this evening to return the bike, but I think to prevent this from happening to someone else, something needs to be done.
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