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Wishbone Recycled recalls balance bikes

Published September 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Wishbone Design Studio is recalling about 400 balance bikes in the U.S. because the handlebar can pinch fingers at the frame. The firm company reports of four incidents, including two injuries. One required stitches and one required restorative surgery.

The Wishbone Recycled (RE) Bikes are made from recycled black plastic materials with 12-inch, air-filled white rubber tires. The adjustable seat height ranges from 9 to 20 inches. The bikes weigh about 10 pounds. 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 frame 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.

Consumers are being told to 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 at independent toy and bike stores nationwide and online at from July 2014 through June 2015 for about $200 for the 2-wheeler and $230 for the 3-in-1.

Consumers can contact Wishbone Design Studio toll-free at (888) 748-7453 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Product Care and then Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

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