West Marine Recalls Folding Bicycles; Frames Can Break Causing Riders to Fall
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Folding Bicycles
Hazard: The bicycle's frame can break during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Consumer Contact: West Marine at (800) 262-8464 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.westmarine.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for additional information.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/West-Marine-Recalls-Folding-Bicycles/
Units: About 4,600
Description: This recall involves two models of folding bicycles, the Jetty Express 2 and the Port Runner 2, that are designed for use in and around docks and marinas. The Jetty Express 2 has a blue and white frame and folds at a hinge in the middle. Jetty Express 2 is printed on the bike's frame. The Port Runner 2 has a red frame and folds at a hinge in the middle. Port Runner 2 is printed on the bike's frame.
Incidents/Injuries: West Marine has received three reports of the bicycle's frame breaking, resulting in bruises and scrapes to a rider.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and return them to West Marine for a free replacement folding bicycle.
Sold at: West Marine stores nationwide, online at www.westmarine.com and in the West Marine catalog from March 2010 through July 2013 for between $300 and $400.
Manufacturer: West Marine Products Inc., of Watsonville, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
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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