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RECALL: VV Flat River Group Children’s Bicycles Due to Crash and Injury Hazards; Violation of Federal Safety Regulations for Bicycles

2/1/24 - 22,700 of the NextGen Children's Bicycles do not meet U.S. safety standards for bicycles, posing crash and injury hazards to children. The 10-inch, 12-inch, and 16-inch bicycles are equipped with hand brakes but no footbrakes. The 20-inch bicycles are not equipped with a chain guard and the pedals do not come with reflectors. Federal regulations require bicycles with seat heights that measure at or below 25 inches to be equipped with foot brakes and require a full coverage chain guard, intended to prevent entrapment of clothing or body parts.


This recall involves HolaBelle NextGen 10-inch, 12-inch, 16-inch and 20-inch children’s bicycles. The bicycles were sold in black, blue, red, purple and pink. The NextGen logo is printed across either the top tube or down tube of the frame on the bikes.


Sold Online At:

Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Amazon, Fingerhut, Groupon, HSN, Kohls, Lowe's, Macys, Overstock, QVC, Target, Tractor Supply and Walmart from October 2020 through November 2022 for between $80 and $135.


ACTION

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bikes away from children, stop using them, and contact the firm for instructions on returning the bicycles for a full refund.


CONTACT

Flat River Group toll-free at 833-857-1010 anytime, or online at www.Flatrivergroup.com/nextgen-recall/ or www.Flatrivergroup.com and click on “Recall” at the top of the page for more information.


Importer(s): Flat River Group, of Belding, Michigan

Manufactured In: China

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