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BMC Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

  • 2018 TM01
  • 2018 TM01
  • 2018 TM01
  • 2018 TM01
  • 2017 TM01
  • 2017 TM01
Name of Product:
Timemachine 01 bicycles
Hazard:

Variations in tire dimension, tire pressure, head set play and ride load, can result in insufficient space between the front wheel and downtube, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
August 01, 2018
Units:
About 430
Consumer Contact

BMC toll-free at 888-262-7755 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at timemachine01_us@bmc-switzerland.com or online at https://www.bmc-switzerland.com and click on the recall on the home page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves all model year 2017 and 2018 Timemachine 01 bicycles and model year 2018 Timemachine 01 framesets. The product is a road bike for triathlons and time trials. BMC is printed on the downtube. Timemachine 01 is printed in glossy black letters on the flat black top tube. The bikes were sold in red, yellow and black.

 

 

Model Year Model Description
2018    Timemachine 01 ONE
2018    Timemachine 01 TWO
2018    Timemachine 01 THREE
2018    Timemachine 01 Frameset
2017    Timemachine 01 Red e-tap
2017    Timemachine 01 Ultegra Di2
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bikes and contact their local BMC authorized dealer for a free inspection and, if needed, a free replacement fork.  Until the replacement forks are available in September/October 2018, the firm is providing consumers with a free 23C replacement tire, if needed, to ensure adequate clearance.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received four reports of fall incidents in the U.S., including one report of a broken finger.

Sold At

Authorized BMC bicycle dealers nationwide from September 2016 through June 2018 for between $7,000 and $13,000.

Manufacturer(s):

BMC Switzerland AG, of Switzerland

Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Importer(s):

BMC USA Corp., of San Diego, Calif.

Recall number:
18-197
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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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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