|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2009
Release # 09-149
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 261-1644
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: This recall has been updated and expanded
Electra Bicycle Company Recalls Bicycles with Front Trays; Trays Can Come Loose and Pose Fall Hazard to Riders
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: 2009 Model Electra Bicycles with Front Trays
Units: About 3,000
Importer: Electra Bicycle Company LLC, of Vista, Calif.
Hazard: The front tray on the bicycle can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Electra Bicycle has received four reports of the front tray coming loose, including one incident that resulted in minor cuts and bruises.
Description: This recall involves the following Electra 2009 model bicycles: Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i and Surf 3i.
Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through February 2009 for between $600 and $750.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair.
Contact: For additional information, contact Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.electrabike.com
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