Note: This recall has been updated and reannounced.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2009
Release # 09-149
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 261-1644
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: 2009 Model Electra Bicycles with Front Trays
Units: About 3,000
Importer: Electra Bicycle Company LLC, of Vista, Calif.
Hazard: The front tray on the bicycle can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Electra Bicycle has received four reports of the front tray coming loose, including one incident that resulted in minor cuts and bruises.
Description: This recall involves the following Electra 2009 model bicycles: Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i and Surf 3i.
Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through February 2009 for between $600 and $750.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair.
Contact: For additional information, contact Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.electrabike.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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