The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer ... Facebook Twitter Pinterest
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION) (PRNewsFoto/US CPSC)
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 Hazard: 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 www.BikeFriday.com and click on "tikit stem recall" for more information.
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. 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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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