A voluntary recall Due to Fall and Injury Hazards.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Tikit Folding Bicycles
Units: About 3,800
Manufacturer: Green Gear Cycling Inc., dba Bike Friday, of Eugene, Ore
Hazard: The tikit bike’s handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control.
Incidents/Injuries: 6 reports of breaking handlebar stems
Description: This recall involves all models of tikit brand folding bicycles. The 16-inch wheel custom bicycles were sold in various colors. The Bike Friday tikit brand decal is affixed to the bike frame.
Sold by: Bike Friday direct and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012 for between $900 and $5,000.
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and and contact Bike Friday to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bike Friday; (800) 777-0258, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit BikeFriday.com (FAQs).
See pictures of the affected model at the CPSC recall announcement page here.