About 132,000 mountain bicycles sold at Wal-Mart stores are being recalled because their suspension forks can break apart, potentially causing riders to lose control, fall and be injured.
The recall includes blue Next Ultra Shock bicycles with model numbers 8524-14 and 8526-20. The bicycles were made between April 1999 and November 9, 1999.
A label on the frame near the crank housing identifies the model and manufacture date. The name "Ultra Shock" is on the bicycle down tube in white lettering.
The government said consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles and call Dynacraft Industries, the distributor, at 1-800-288-1560 for information on receiving a free replacement fork.