Dynacraft recalls crap – again

It’s not even their first or 2nd recall. Just Google the words Dynacraft and recall, and you can see what a sad outfit they are.

Here’s the scoop on their latest recall:

Name of product: Triax PK7 and Vertical PK7 Bicycles

Units: About 32,000

Distributor: Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, Calif.

Manufacturer: Shun Lu Bicycle Company, of Guangdong, China

Hazard: The bicycle frame can crack while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of bicycle frames cracking, resulting in minor injuries including scratches to the legs and feet.

Description: This recall involves Triax PK7 (model 8509-24) and Vertical PK7 (model 8596-71T) 20-inch aluminum cushion framed bicycles. The Triax model was manufactured between October 2005 and May 2006, and the Vertical model was manufactured between August 2004 and December 2004. The model numbers and manufacture dates are printed on a label affixed to the bicycle frame.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from September 2004 through early February 2007 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately and return them to the nearest Target store to receive a full refund, including applicable sales tax.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dynacraft at (800) 551-0032 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm‘s Web site at www.dynacraftbike.com. For additional information, please contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm‘s Web site at www.target.com

Maybe it’s time they stopped making crap bikes, and closed up shop for good. And if you want to buy your kid a bike, get one from a bike shop, or a decent used bike. But not a total piece of crap.

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Another sad aspect is how many kids, as well as grownups, have been turned off to a life time of serious cycling due to these crappy bikes? Get your kid a good bike!

Tom Stormcrowe

Hey Brian, I couldn’t agree more if I tried!

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