Bike Friday recalls Tikit folding bikes

About 3,800 bikes recalled for stem problem

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bike Friday is recalling about 3,800 Tikit folding bicycles because of reported failures of the bike's stem.

The bikes were made by Green Gear Cycling of Eugene, Oregon.

Bike Friday has received six reports of breaking stems, resulting in two reports of injuries including scrapes, bruises and a head laceration that required stitches.

The recall involves all models of Tikit folding bicycles. The 16-inch wheel bicycles were sold in various colors throughout the United States from January 2007 through September 2012 for between $900 and $5,000.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and contact Bike Friday to schedule a free repair at (800) 777-0258. Visit the FAQ section of www.BikeFriday.com and click on "tikit stem recall" for more information.

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