The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with California-based Electra Bicycle Company, announced a voluntary recall of about 3,000 Electra 2009 models with front trays. Electra Bicycle has received four reports of the front tray coming loose, including one incident that resulted in minor cuts and bruises.
According to Electra, the front tray on the Taiwanese-made bicycles can come loose and contact the front tyre, posing a fall hazard to riders. Models in the recall include Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i and Surf 3i. Bicycles with trays connected to the fork crown with a bolt passing fully through the tab are not included in the recall.
The recalled models were sold at authorised Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through February 2009, for between US$600 and $750.
According to Electra's Chris Holmes, consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.electrabike.com.