Bike Friday Recalls Tikit Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall Summary
Name of product: Tikit Folding Bicycles
The tikit bike's handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.
Remedy: Repair
Consumer Contact:
Bike Friday; (800) 777-0258, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit and click on "tikit stem recall" for more information.

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Recall Details
Units: About 3,800
Description: This recall involves all models of tikit brand folding bicycles. The 16-inch wheel custom bicycles were sold in various colors. The Bike Friday tikit brand decal is affixed to the bike frame.
The firm has received six reports of breaking handlebar stems, resulting in two reports of injuries including scrapes, bruises and a head laceration that required stitches.
Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and contact Bike Friday to schedule a free repair.
Sold by: Bike Friday direct and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012 for between $900 and $5,000.
Manufacturer: Green Gear Cycling Inc., dba Bike Friday, of Eugene, Ore.
Manufactured in:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime

Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


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