Note: Firm is out of business.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), BikeE Corp., of Corvallis, Ore., voluntarily 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. The firm, BikeE, is out of business and cannot be contacted. As the firm is no longer involved with this recall, consumers can take a recalled bicycle to the dealer from which purchased, but it is up to the dealer as to whether the repair can be performed, and whether there is a charge.
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 separate.