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DETROIT (WWJ) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing a nationwide recall of over 90,000 bicycles because the bicycle chain can break, causing a rider to lose control and fall.

Florida-based Bridgeway International said the recall includes about 91,000 “NEXT”-branded men’s 26-inch hybrid bicycles. The bicycles are red or orange with “Power X” and “Suspension” printed on the frame.

The affected bicycles were manufactured between January 1 and April 20, 2011 with the model numbers LBH2611M and LBH2611M2, and can be identified by the Date Codes 20110101 to 20110418 which are located on a sticker on the bottom of the bicycle frame.

The bikes were sold at Walmart stores nationwide from February through July 2011 for about $100.

The firm is aware of 11 reports of incidents, including nine reports of injuries, including lacerations and contusions.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and contact the company for a free repair. For additional information, contact Bridgeway International at 877-934-3228 or visit the firm’s website at www.powerxbike.com.

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