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Bic to provide replacement pens
CLICHY, FRANCE Faced with angry consumers reporting that their Bic pens will not unlock the newest versions of Kryptonite bicycle locks, the Bic Corporation has announced an upgrade program offering consumers a chance to exchange old Bic ballpoints for designs which are compatible with the new Kryptonite models. The announcement is being made to counter the recent news from Kryptonite Lock Company that it will replace for free all of its flawed bicycle locks with newer versions that foil the "Bic-pick" process. A Bic spokesman says the "BicPic II" free upgrade program will be conducted at most pawn shops and through the Bic corporate Web site and should be in place in time to provide customers with uninterrupted support for their drug habits.