Bike Friday Recalls Tikit Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

The tikit bike's handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control.

Recall date: November 14, 2012
Recall number: 13-038
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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.

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 (FAQs) and click on “tikit stem recall” for more information.

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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 at

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.

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