Last week, bicycle manufacturer Dynacraft recalled its Avigo “Turn N’ Burn” model youth bicycles due to a dangerous product defect. Sold at Toys “R” Us, the recalled bicycle poses a risk of injury due to a front wheel that can detach from the bike frame while in use. The recalled bicycle is a 20 inch model, meaning that those at risk of injury are young children. A full description of the recalled bicycle is available on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.
Unfortunately, personal injuries related to mass-produced bicycles are more common than you may think. While there is a danger of defective manufacture or design with any bike, the relatively inexpensive models available at large retailers are often cheaply designed and manufactured. When businesses cut corners, though, it is innocent personal injury victims who suffer.