|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2002
Release # 02-110
|BikeE Recall Hotline: (800) 231-3136
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
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