|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Bike Recall Hotline: (800) 231-3136|
|August 14, 2001||CPSC Contact: Mark Ross|
|Release # 01-216||(301) 504-0580 x1188|
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 www.bikee.com/recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. For information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call the above numbers or visit the web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/103.html. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.