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Recall: Chopper style bicycles


On 2010-05-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Chopper style bicycles due to a potential serious fall and injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2008 for about $300 to $600.

About 700 units are involved in this Nirve Sports bike recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 5th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2010. Since 2005, there have been approximately 180 similar recalls, involving about 4 million product units.

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Chopper style bicycles
Image of Recalled Red Star #3421 bicycle 174103
Image of Recalled Skulls #3433 bicycle 741448
Image of Recalled Cannibal #3434 bicycle 964444
Image of Recalled Example of Damage on MX-C427 Handlebar Stem Jan. 15, 2010 472517
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (888) 296-4783

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What is the problem?

The bicycle stem on the handlebars can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious fall and injury.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves three models: Red Star, Skulls and Cannibal chopper style bicycles with the model names printed on the chain guard.
Red Star has a black finish;
Skulls bear a skull graphic and come in grey and black; and
Cannibal bears a dragon graphic and comes in a black finish.

Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals. The recall involves the following models, SKUs and Serial Numbers:

Name of ModelSKU#Serial Number Ranges
Red Star3421L8E0600576-L8E0600675

These items were sold new+ at Nirve Sports showroom, online and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $300 to $600.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and return them to the place of purchase for free repair.

For additional information, contact Nirve Sports toll-free at (888)296-4783 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Nirve Sports has received reports of cracked handlebar stems, which all occurred during assembly of the bicycle. No injuries have been reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at


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