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Electric Bicycles Recalled by Faraday; Seat Post Poses Fall Hazard

  • Porteur
  • Porteur S
  • Cortland
  • Cortland S
Name of Product:
Faraday electric Porteur, Porteur S, Cortland and Cortland S Bicycle Seat Posts
Hazard:

The seat post on the bicycles can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.  

Remedy:
Replace
Repair
Recall Date:
July 02, 2019
Units:
About 4,450
Consumer Contact

Faraday Bicycles toll-free at 888-770-7085 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at seatpostrecall@faradaybikes.com or online at www.faradaybikes.com or www.recallrtr.com/faradayseatpost and click on “Seat Post Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves seat posts for four Faraday bicycle models, Porteur, Porteur S, Cortland, Cortland S.  The words “HL” or “Zoom” are engraved on the seat post. The bikes were sold in various colors including Classic White, British Racing Green, Tungsten, Slate Gray, Midnight Run, Stingray Blue, Seafoam and Coral.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bikes and contact Faraday for information on how to receive a free seat post replacement and free installation at a specialty bicycle retailer.  Faraday is contacting all known purchasers directly.  Consumers should not replace the seat post themselves. They should take their recalled bicycles to a specialty bicycle retailer for proper placement and fit of the replacement seat post.

Incidents/Injuries:

Faraday has received nine reports of incidents involving the seat post breaking including one minor injury.  

Sold At

Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide or directly to consumers by Faraday from March 2015 through March 2019 for between $2,500 and $3,500.

Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Importer(s):

Faraday Bicycles Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Recall number:
19-156
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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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