recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. Hazard:

The frame mounting bolts and wheel axle bolts can be loose on new skates. Loose wheels or frames on the skates can cause the rider to fall, posing a risk of injury.

Incidents/Injuries:

Rollerblade USA has received 31 reports of loose bolts, including one report of a fall resulting in minor injuries that required medical attention.

Description:

This recall involves the following models of inline skates purchased since September 2009.

Sold at:

Sporting goods stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2009 through July 2010 for between $80 and $160.

Manufactured in:

Thailand, Vietnam and China

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately inspect all wheel-axle and frame-mounting bolts to ensure that they are properly tightened. Rollerblade USA recommends regular inspection and tightening of bolts. After wheel-axle and frame mounting bolts are inspected and tightened if needed, products are acceptable for sale & use. Video instructions on bolt tightening and maintenance are available at www.rollerblade.com

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Rollerblade USA at (800) 232-7655 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.rollerblade.com

For more information, visit the CPSC website
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