November 14, 2001
BikeE Recalls Recumbent Tandem Bicycle
- BikeE Corp.
tandem bicycles. The steerer tube on the front forks can separate, causing
the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and possibly suffer serious
BikeE Corp. has received three reports of steerer tubes beginning to
separate; though, no injuries to riders have occurred.
The recalled bikes were manufactured in 2000 and 2001. These bikes have two
handlebars and two seats, which are in a lowered, horizontal riding
position. The name "BikeE" appears on both sides of the main frame. The
serial numbers for the E2 models is located on the bottom of the frame
between the foot crank and front wheel. The serial numbers appear as
follows: BX000000X or T00000, with X representing a letter and 0
representing a number.
BikeE authorized dealers sold the bicycles from March 2000 through October
2001 for about $2,200.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and return them to
the nearest BikeE authorized dealer for a free fork replacement. 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 www.bikee.com.