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.
Name of product: Tikit Folding Bicycles
Hazard: The tikit bike's handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.
Consumer Contact: Bike Friday; (800) 777-0258, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.BikeFriday.com and click on "tikit stem recall" for more information.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13038.html
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.
Incidents/Injuries: 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: U.S.A.
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 SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission