Bike Friday Recalls Tikit Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

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Bike Friday Recalls Tikit Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tikit Folding Bicycles

Units: About 3,800

Manufacturer: Green Gear Cycling Inc., dba Bike Friday, of Eugene, Ore.

Hazard: The tikit bikes handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.

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.

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.

Sold by: Bike Friday direct and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012 for between $900 and $5,000.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and contact Bike Friday to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Bike Friday; (800) 777-0258, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit (FAQs) and click on tikit stem recall for more information.

Bike Friday Tikit Bicycle

Nov 15, 2012 | Category: CPSC Recalls (all) | Comments: none