Exclusive Bicycles from Target Recalled for Loose Handlebars Causing Fall Hazard


This recall involves two models of 20” Pacific Kids’ Bicycles. The Pacific Igniter has red with white and black accent colors and the word “Igniter” on the downtube and the Pacific Bubble Pop has pink with blue and black accent colors and the words “Bubble Pop” on the downtube. The model numbers 201230TG, 201231TG are located on the seat tube where it meets the bottom bracket.


Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact Pacific Cycle to receive a free repair kit, which will contain a bolt, nut, washer and grease packet with instructions to apply grease to the bolt.


The firm has received 23 reports of incidents of the bicycle’s handlebars becoming loose during use. Ten injuries involving bruising and abrasions have been reported.

Sold At:

Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from July 2020 through September 2022 for about $140.


Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin


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Manufactured In: China
Recall number: 23-077
Name of Product: Pacific Igniter and Pacific Bubble Pop 20″ kids’ bicycles
Hazard: The bicycle’s handlebar can become loose during use, posing a fall hazard.
Remedy: Repair
Recall Date: December 22, 2022
Units: About 147,000


See the full recall here.

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