Target Bicycle Recall

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A California company is recalling about 4,700 bicycles sold at Target stores because the bicycles' forks can break apart, causing riders to fall.

Dynacraft Industries Inc., of San Rafael, has received six reports of the forks breaking, resulting in injuries that include cuts, bruises and broken teeth, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The recall includes red 24-inch Vertical XL2 mountain bicycles with model number 8524-21. A label on the frame near the crank housing identifies the model number. ``Vertical'' is written on the top tube, and ``XL2'' is on the down tube.

Target stores sold these mountain bikes from August 1999 through March 2000 for about $130.

The safety commission said consumers should stop using these bicycles and contact Dynacraft Industries for information on receiving a free replacement fork and free installation. Consumers can contact Dynacraft at 1-800-288-1560 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.