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Bike Friday Recalls Tikit Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

The remedy is no longer available. Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycle, destroy and discard it.

  • Bike Friday Tikit Bicycle
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.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
November 14, 2012
Units:

About 3,800

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.

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and contact Bike Friday to schedule a free repair.

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.

Sold At:
Bike Friday direct and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012 for between $900 and $5,000.
Manufactured In:
U.S.A.
Recall number:
13-038
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