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August 14, 2001

BikeE Recalls Recumbent Bicycle Suspension Forks

Corvallis, OR (SafetyAlerts) - BikeE Corp. is voluntarily recalling 1,400 suspension forks on FX and RX model recumbent bicycles. The link pins in the forks can fall out, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and possibly suffer serious injuries. BikeE Corp. has received two reports of pins falling out of forks, resulting in two minor injuries to riders.
The recalled forks were used on the front suspension of the BikeE FX models and on the full suspension of the RX models. The 2000 and 2001 model year bicycles can be identified by a serial number located below the crank bottom bracket on the frame.

Model Name Serial Number Identification
FX and RX Starts with "F" and is followed by five digits or starts with "B" followed by one character and six digits. Examples: F1111 or BF111111 or BR22222F

The recalled bicycles have a lowered seating position and foot pedals right below the handle bars, allowing riders to sit in a horizontal riding position.

BikeE authorized dealers sold the bicycles from December 1999 through August 2001 for between $1,500 and $1,750.

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and return them to the nearest BikeE authorized dealer for a free repair. Consumers can call BikeE toll-free at (800) 231-3136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers August 14, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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