Electra Bicycle Company Expands Recall of Bicycles with Front Trays or Baskets; Trays and Baskets Can Come Loose and Pose Fall Hazard to Riders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2009
Release # 10-011
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 261-1644
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Electra Bicycle Company Expands Recall of Bicycles with Front Trays or Baskets; Trays and Baskets 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 or Baskets

Units: About 6,400 (3,000 units were previously recalled in March 2009)

Importer: Electra Bicycle Co., of Vista, Calif.

Hazard: The front tray or basket on the bicycles can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Electra Bicycle Co. has received 15 reports of the front tray or the basket coming loose including two reports of minor cuts and bruises.

Description: This recall involves the 2009 Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i, Holiday 8i and Surf 3i bicycles with front-mounted trays or baskets. The trays have an alloy frame with wooden slats. The baskets are wicker with a removable tote bag. The trays were sold as original equipment on the bicycles and as aftermarket items. The baskets were sold only as aftermarket items.

Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through August 2009 for between $600 and $750 for the bicycles and about $100 for after-market trays and baskets.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair of the trays that came as original equipment on the bicycles, or a refund for trays and baskets purchased as aftermarket items.

Consumer 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

Picture of Recalled Bicycle with Tray

Picture of Recalled Bicycle with Basket

Picture of Alloy/Wood Trays

Alloy/Wood Trays

Picture of Wicker Basket

Wicker Basket