February 28, 2002
BikeE Has Recalled Recumbent Bicycles
- BikeE Corp.
has recalled about
13,500 BikeE recumbent bicycles. The recumbent seats on these bicycles can
crack and break, causing the seat to come off the frame and resulting in
injury to the rider.
BikeE Corp. has received two reports of seats on these bicycles breaking
while riding, resulting in one injury that included a broken leg.
The recall includes all 1999 through 2001 model BikeE bicycles with 27-
inch-tall seat backs, silver-colored seat frames with black mesh seat backs.
"BikeE" is written on the frame of these bicycles.
BikeE-authorized dealers nationwide sold the recalled recumbent bicycles
from February 1999 through February 2002 for between $550 and $2,150.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately, and contact BikeE
for information on getting a free repair kit. BikeE dealers also have repair
kits available. For more information, call BikeE Corp. at (800) 231-3136
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit BikeE on the
web at www.bikee.com.
Recumbent BikeE bicycles with seat backs lower than 27 inches are not
included in this recall. Seats with silver-colored rings around the black
plastic clamps that attach the seat to the frame of the bicycle have been
repaired or are not part of the recall.
CPSC and BikeE announced the recall of 700 recumbent tandem bicycles on
November 14, 2001, because the steerer tube on the front forks could