PRODUCT: Specialized Bicycles Hemi 12-inch Children's Bicycles -
Specialized Bicycles, Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif., is voluntarily
recalling about 3,500 Specialized-brand bicycles. These Hemi 12-inch
boys and girls model bicycles were sold for the 2001 model year only.
The model names are the 2001 Hemi Pro 12-inch boys team red and the 2001
Hemi Fastgirl 12-inch girls pink bikes. "Specialized" and the model name
are written on the bicycles. Specialized dealers sold the bicycles
nationwide from July 2000 through May 2001 for between $110 to $130.
PROBLEM: The frame of the bicycle can break during use causing the rider
to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Specialized Bicycles Inc. has received two reports
of these bicycles breaking resulting in minor injuries.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately, and
return them to the nearest Specialized dealer for a refund. To determine
if the bicycle is part of this recall and for more information, call
Specialized Bicycles Inc. at (800) 214-1468 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT
Monday through Friday