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.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and contact Bike Friday to schedule a free repair.
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.
Bike Friday direct and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012 for between $900 and $5,000.
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