Public Bikes Recalls 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: 2010 through 2012 Model Year Bicycles
Units: About 4,100
Importer: Public Bikes Inc. of San Francisco
Manufacturer: Wellgo Pedals Corp. Taiwan (pedals)
Hazard: The pedals can crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: Public Bikes has received 24 reports of pedals cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves 18 models of womens and mens Public Bikes. The bicycles are various colors and sizes. Public or Publicbikes.com is printed on either the bicycle chain guard or the rear fender. The bicycles have a metal badge at the top of the down tube with a number stamped on it. Recalled badge numbers are 1-5843, 5845, 12560, 20743 and 20757. The Apple model, which has no badge, is also included. The word Wellgo is embossed on both the top and bottom of the pedals. All bicycles with Wellgo pedals are included in this recall.
Sold at: Public Bikes Gear in San Francisco and other Public Bikes dealers in 16 states nationwide and publicbikes.com from April 2010 through January 2012 for between $500 and $1,250.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact Public Bikes or an authorized Public Bikes dealer for free replacement pedals. The recalled pedals have a black spindle, the replacement pedal spindles are chrome.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Public Bikes toll-free at (855) 840-1400 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firms website at www.publicbikes.com
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