Wishbone Design Studio Limited of Yardville, NJ has recalled about 400 of its Wishbone Recycled Bikes for kids because the handlebar can pinch fingers placed at the center where the handlebar connects to the bike frame.
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The Wishbone Recycled (RE) Bikes are made from recycled black plastic materials with 12-inch, air-filled white rubber tires The two recalled bikes include one 3-in-1 model, which is adjustable as a 3-wheeler or 2-wheeler with a high seat or low seat; and one 2-wheeler model, which is adjustable with a high or low seat. The date codes for production appear in a round dial on the front frame of the bikes under the seat. Date codes are either December 2013 or May 2014. The year appears in the center of the dial and the arrow points to the month. There is also a Wishbone logo embossed on each bike fork.
The firm received reports of four incidents, including two injuries. One required stitches and one required restorative surgery. Consumers should immediately stop using the bike, take it away from children and contact Wishbone or the store where the bike was purchased for a free neoprene cover for the handlebar.
The bikes were sold by independent toy and bike stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from July 2014 through June 2015 for about $200 for the 2-wheeler and $230 for the 3-in-1. The company sold about 3,500 of the bikes outside the United States.