Manufacturer: Green Gear Cycling Inc
Product: Tikit Folding Bicycles
Hazard: The tikit bike’s handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.
Injuries: The firm has received six reports of breaking handlebar stems, resulting in two reports of injuries including scrapes, bruises and a head laceration that required stitches.
Description: This recall involves all models of tikit brand folding bicycles. The 16-inch wheel custom bicycles were sold in various colors. The Bike Friday tikit brand decal is affixed to the bike frame.
Sold At: Bike Friday direct and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012 for between $900 and $5,000.
Units: About 3,800
Consumer Contact: Bike Friday; (800) 777-0258, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.BikeFriday.com (FAQs) and click on “tikit stem recall” for more information.