Snow Bikes Recalled by Tech 4 Kids Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 8, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: OUTER EDGE Snow Bikes

Units: About 2,100

Manufacturer: Tech 4 Kids Inc., of Canada

Hazard: The front ski can crack or break, causing the snow bike to stop suddenly and posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Tech 4 Kids has received three reports of consumers falling off the recalled snow bikes and sustaining injuries as a result of the defective front ski cracking or breaking. Injuries included a cut requiring stitches and a dislocated shoulder.

Description: The recall includes OUTER EDGE brand Snow MX-Ski-Doo® and the Snow MX-X Games™ snow bikes. The Snow MX-Ski-Doo snow bike is yellow and black with “Ski-Doo” printed on the steel frame and on the front ski. The Snow MX-X Games snow bike is blue and black with “Snow MX,” a skull and swords printed on the steel frame and on the front ski. “OUTER EDGE” is printed on the snow bikes’ packaging.

Sold at: Costco, sporting goods stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com from September 2010 through January 2011 for about $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snow bikes and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tech 4 Kids toll-free at (866) 287-4761 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit the firm’s website at www.outeredgeindustries.com/safetynotice/

Picture of recalled Snow MX-Ski-Doo bike

Snow MX-Ski-Doo™

Picture of recalled Snow MX-X Games bike

Snow MX-X Games™

Detail of cracked snow bike ski

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx

Source: cpsc.gov