|August 2, 2005
CPSC, WaveCrest Laboratories LLC Announce Recall of Electric Bicycles
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: TidalForce S-750 High Performance Electric Bicycles
Manufacturer: WaveCrest Laboratories LLC, of Dulles, VA.
Hazard: The front and/or rear wheel can collapse, causing the rider to fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported.
Description: The recall involves specific front and rear wheels of TidalForce S-750 High Performance Electric Bicycles. The electric bicycle can travel at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. The bicycle frame comes in either Candy Apple Red or Silver Satin and has a "TidalForce" sticker on the down tube and an "S-750 High Performance Electric Bicycle" sticker on the top tube. The front wheel assembly contains the battery and the rear wheel assembly contains the motor. A bicycle identification number is located on a white bar coded sticker, on the seat tube of the frame, directly above the front derailleur clamp. A list of bike identification numbers that are subject to this recall can be found at www.tidalforce.com
Sold at: Authorized TidalForce High Performance Electric Bicycle dealers nationwide between May 2005 and June 2005 for about $2,500.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the electric bicycle immediately and contact WaveCrest Laboratories if they purchased an electric bicycle with affected wheels. WaveCrest Laboratories will replace affected wheels at no cost to the consumer.
Consumer Contact: Call WaveCrest Laboratories toll-free at (888) 880-1988 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.tidalforce.com
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