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Source : AP
Last Updated: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 16:15 hrs

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TIKIT FOLDING BICYCLES

DETAILS: Tikit Folding Bicycles manufactured by Green Gear Cycling Inc., doing business as Bike Friday of Eugene, Ore.; sold by Bike Friday directly and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012. The 16-inch wheel custom bicycles were sold in various colors. The Bike Friday "tikit" brand decal is affixed to the bike frame. The bicycles were manufactured in the United States.

WHY: The bike's handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received six reports of breaking handlebar stems, resulting in two reports of injuries including scrapes, bruises and a head laceration that required stitches.

HOW MANY: About 3,800.

FOR MORE: Contact Bike Friday at 800-777-0258 Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://bikefriday.com .




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