Seattle Bike Supply Recalls Redline Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2010
Release #11-064
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 283-2453
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Seattle Bike Supply Recalls Redline Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

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: Redline D640 Bicycles

Units: About 200

Importer: Seattle Bike Supply of Kent, Wash.

Hazard: The head tube can separate from the frame, causing the rider to lose control and fall. This poses a risk of serious injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Seattle Bikes is aware of eight reports of head tubes separating from the frame, including four reports of minor scrapes and cuts.

Description: This recall involves all 2008 Redline D640 bicycles. The bicycles were sold in black and have aluminum frames. "REDLINE" is written down the frame's tube. The model number is written on the frame's top tube.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from December 2007 to May 2010 for about $900

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact a local Redline bicycle dealer to receive a free frame replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Redline Bicycles at (800) 283-2453 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.Redlinebicycles.com

Recalled bicycle