Company Recalling Recumbent BicyclesFeb 28, 2002 | AP
An Oregon company is recalling 13,500 recumbent bicycles because the seats can break and detach from the frame.
BikeE Corp., of Corvallis, has received two reports of seats breaking while the bike was in use, resulting in one injury that included a broken leg, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (news - web sites) said Thursday.
The recall includes all 1999-2001 models with 27-inch-tall seat backs, silver-colored seat frames with black mesh seat backs. The bikes have "BikeE" written on the frame.
Seats with silver-colored rings around the black plastic clamps attaching the seat to the bike frame have already been repaired or are not included in the recall.
The bikes were sold nationwide by authorized dealers from February 1999 to this month for between $550 and $2,150.
The CPSC advised consumers to stop using the bikes immediately and contact the company or BikeE dealers for a free repair kit. For more information, consumers can call BikeE Corp. at 1-800-231-3136 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.