BMXie Balance Bikes
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall Alert w/Health Canada
Recall Date: January 21, 2016
Chillafish Recalls Children's Balance Bikes Due to Laceration Hazard (Recall Alert)
Name of Product: Children's bikes
Hazard: Overinflated tires can cause the wheel rims to crack and send pieces of the plastic rim flying, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled bikes until the tires are deflated to a pressure at or below 32 psi and contact Chillafish for a free repair. Chillafish is contacting consumers directly.
Consumer Contact: Chillafish 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.
Units: About 29,000 (In addition, 268 were sold in Canada)
Description: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: Chillafish has received 18 reports of plastic separating from the rims including two reports of consumers being cut by flying plastic when pieces of the plastic rim were expelled.
Sold at: Sam’s Club stores nationwide and online at Amazon .com, Target.com and ToysRUs.com from November 2013 through November 2015 for between $55 and $80.
Distributor: The Chillafish Company, of Belgium
Importers: Mindware Corp., of Omaha, Neb., Northwest Synergy, of Redmond, Wash. and Wal-Mart Stores, of Bentonville, Ark.
Manufactured in: China
Chillafish BMXie Blue
Chillafish BMXie Green
Chillafish BMXie Pink
Chillafish BMXie Red
Chillafish BMXie Yellow
Item reference and production ID numbers on the bottom of BMXie bike frames
Item reference and production ID numbers on the bottom of Jack and Josie bike frames
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