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Fuji Recalls Women's Cruiser Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

  • Fuji Women's Cruiser
Name of Product:
Fuji Saratoga Women's Bicycles
Hazard:
The bicycle's frame can break in the center of the downtube during use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
February 21, 2012
Units:
About 10,500
Consumer Contact

For additional information, consumers should contact Advanced Sports Inc. toll-free at (888) 286-6263 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.fujibikes.com

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled bicycles are Fuji women's cruiser bicycles. The 2008 through 2010 models Saratoga 1.0, Saratoga 2.0, Saratoga 3.0 and Saratoga 4.0 are included. The bicycles are various colors. "Fuji" and "Saratoga" alone or "Saratoga" along with the model number is printed on the frame of the bicycle. Serial numbers beginning with ICFJ7, ICFJ8, ICFJ9, ICFJ10 and ICFJ11 are included in this recall. The serial number is located on the bottom of the frame near the crank.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop riding the recalled bicycle immediately and return it to any authorized Fuji Bicycle dealers for a free replacement frame.

Incidents/Injuries:

The company is aware of 12 reports of bicycle frames breaking, including two injuries, a head laceration requiring 20 stitches and scrapes and bruises.

Sold At

Specialty bicycle stores nationwide from November 2007 through December 2011 for between $300 and $500.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-112
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