The seat post on the bicycles can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
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.
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.
Faraday has received nine reports of incidents involving the seat post breaking including one minor injury.
Faraday Bicycles Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif.
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.