|September 18, 2001
CPSC, TH!NK Mobility Recall Electrically Assisted Bicycles
PRODUCT: Bicycle - TH!NK Mobility, LLC, of Carlsbad, Calif. is voluntarily recalling about 200 of its "TH!NK bike traveler" electric bicycles. The TH!NK traveler is an electric, power assisted bike with 20" wheels and a folding frame. The bikes were distributed nationwide from July 2000 through May 2001 by retailers and through TH!NK Mobility's web site. The serial number is stamped into the inside of the left rear "dropout" of the frame (the dropout is the piece of frame that holds the left-side axle of the rear wheel). The TH!NK bike traveler comes in red (TT20001), blue (TT20002), silver (TT20003), and white (TT20004) and sold for about $995.00.
PROBLEM: The top of the handlebar stem binder bolt may twist off while being tightened.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: There is no incidence of the bolt breaking during bike use. No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should be aware of this possible condition while tightening the stem binder bolt and contact TH!NK Mobility to receive a free repair kit. For more information, call TH!NK Mobility toll-free at (800) 252-4221 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT 7 days a week, or visit their web site at www.thinkmobility.com
Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
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