Fuji Recalls Women's Cruiser Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Recall date: February 21, 2012
Recall number: 12112

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Fuji Saratoga Women's Bicycles

Hazard:

The bicycle's frame can break in the center of the downtube during use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, consumers should contact Advanced Sports Inc. toll-free at (888) 286-6263 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.fujibikes.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 10,500

Description

The recalled bicycles are Fuji women's cruiser bicycles. The 2008 through 2010 models Saratoga 1.0, Saratoga 2.0, Saratoga 3.0 and Saratoga 4.0 are included. The bicycles are various colors. "Fuji" and "Saratoga" alone or "Saratoga" along with the model number is printed on the frame of the bicycle. Serial numbers beginning with ICFJ7, ICFJ8, ICFJ9, ICFJ10 and ICFJ11 are included in this recall. The serial number is located on the bottom of the frame near the crank.

Incidents/Injuries

The company is aware of 12 reports of bicycle frames breaking, including two injuries, a head laceration requiring 20 stitches and scrapes and bruises.

Remedy

Consumers should stop riding the recalled bicycle immediately and return it to any authorized Fuji Bicycle dealers for a free replacement frame.

Sold at

Specialty bicycle stores nationwide from November 2007 through December 2011 for between $300 and $500.

Importer(s)

Advanced Sports Inc. of Philadelphia

Manufactured in

China