Origin8 Recalls Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Dec 30, 2015, 10:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Origin8-Recalls-Folding-Bicycles/ 

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Origin8 folding bicycles

Hazard: The frame on the folding bicycles can break, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and return them to the place where purchased for a free replacement bicycle.

Consumer Contact: Origin8 at 800-666-5000 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.origin8.bike and click support for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 1,600

Description: This recall involves three models, the F1, F3 and F7.  The F1 model is a single speed folding bike which came in matte black and can be identified by the "F1" on the top tube. The F3 model is a three speed folding bike which came in white and can be identified by "F3" on the top tube. The F7 model is a seven speed folding bike which came in battleship gray and can be identified by "F7" on the top tube. The serial number is located on the bottom tube, near the bike pedals. Serial number ranges included in the recall are as follows:

F1 Model

Serial number range:



B13223229 – B13223374

F3 Model

Serial number range: 

B181460101 – B181460200


B181404945 – B181405079

F7 Model

Serial number range: 

B181460201 – B181460320



B13223375 – B13223510

B181405080 – B181405255

Incidents/Injuries: Origin8 has received 13 reports of welds on the frame cracking or failing. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Independent bicycles dealers nationwide between August 2012 and October 2015 for between $370 and $480.

Importer/Distributor: J&B Importers, Inc., of Miami, Fla.

Manufactured in: China

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Recall Number: 16-068    

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