Parents should be aware of a new recall campaign launched by Marin Mountain Bikes. According to the official announcement, a series of bicycles are being recalled over a possible personal injury risk.
The official announcement has indicated that the 2014 Marin MBX 50 and Tiny Trail Bicycles are being recalled after the company learned that the handlebars these bicycles were produced with could suddenly become separated from the bicycle while in use.
This issue could cause the bicyclist on the bike to lose control. A loss of control could lead to an accident. If the report is accurate, the 2014 Marin BMX and Tiny Trail bikes haven’t been associated with any accidents as of yet. In spite of the lack of reports of accidents, parents should not allow their children to make use of the bicycles after this recall.
Impacted units can be identified by their colors and serial numbers. The boy’s bikes come in red and have the serial number HA14980XXXXXX while the girl’s bicycles come in purple and their serial number is HA14982XXXXXX. The bicycles impacted come with the words “Marin” and “Tiny Trail” or “MBX 50” on their chain guards. If you were impacted and your child rides one of these bicycles, make sure to take the bicycle from them and contact the manufacturer so the handlebar stem in the bicycle can be replaced immediately.
The recalled children bicycles were sold nationwide between September 2013 and December of 2014.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this recall, follow this link to read the full recall announcement issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Do not wait until the bicycle has exposed your child to an incident to have the device fixed.
If an accident associated with the recalled bicycles was reported, make sure to contact the federal agency to register the incident with them.