Niner Bikes Recalls Bicycle Frame Due to Crash Hazard

A welding deficiency can cause the bicycle frames to crack along the welds of the front triangle of the bicycle. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2010
Release #10-231
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 646-3792
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Niner Bikes Recalls Bicycle Frame Due to Crash 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: Bicycle frame

Units: About 750

Manufacturer: Niner Bikes of North Hollywood, California

Hazard: A welding deficiency can cause the bicycle frames to crack along the welds of the front triangle of the bicycle. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: Niner Bikes has not received any reports of injuries. The company has received 53 reports of cracks along the welds while bicycles were in use.

Description: The recalled bicycle frames include all Jet 9 models ranging sequentially from serial numbers P8001682 to P9400454. The frame is a full suspension model in the colors green, white or black. "Jet 9" and "Niner" are painted on the bicycle frame. The frame was made from 6000 series aluminum.

Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide and overseas from March 2008 through September 2009 for $1,750.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled frames and contact Niner Bikes for a replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Niner Bikes toll-free at (877) 646-3792 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or at the firm's Web site at www.ninerbikes.com

Picture of Recalled Bicycle Frame