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Injury Risk Prompts Recall of Origin8 Folding Bicycles

Jan 4, 2016

On December 30, 2015, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of Origin8 folding bicycles because the frame can break, posing a fall risk for the rider.

Origin8 has received 13 reports of welds on the frame cracking or failing, but no injuries have been reported, according to the CPSC.

The recall involves three Origin8 folding bicycle models: the single-speed F1, three-speed F3, and seven-speed F7. The model designation for each bicycle can be found on the top tube and the serial number is on the bottom tube, near the bicycle's pedals. The single-speed F-1 model came in matte black; the three-speed F3 came in white, and the seven-speed F7 came in battleship gray. The recalled bicycles were sold by independent bicycle dealers nationwide between August 2012 and October 2015. The price ranged from $370 to $480. The recalled bicycles were manufactured in China and imported by J&B Importers, Inc., of Miami, Fla.

The CPSC web site has a listing of the serial numbers of the recalled bicycles.

The agency advises any consumer who has one of the recalled bikes to stop using the bicycle immediately and return it to the dealer for a free replacement bicycle.

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