Manufacturer: Taicang A&I Medical Appliances Co.
Product: Tern Folding Bicycles
Hazard: The bike's frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard.
Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported in the U.S. The firm has received 11 reports of the bicycle frames cracking including five reports of minor scrapes and bruises from outside of the U.S.
Description: The recall involves Link Uno, Link D7i, Link D8, Link P9, Link P7i, and Link P24h models of Tern brand adult folding bikes. These six models were sold in black/blue, black/green, black/grey, black/red dark grey/light grey, grey/orange and white/pink color combinations. “Tern” is printed on the front end of the top tube and on other portions of the frame. The model name is printed on the middle of the top tube. Recalled bicycles have a 10-character alphanumeric serial number that begin with either AI1133 through AI1137 or AI1151 through AI1213 stamped on the bottom bracket shell of the bike. An alphanumeric service tag number is located on the front of the seat tube and this number can be used to determine if the bicycle is affected by going to the firm’s website.
Sold At: Authorized Stile/Tern dealers nationwide from November 2011 to April 2014 for between $600 and $1250.
Units: 650 in the U.S. and about 20 in Canada
Consumer Contact: Stile Products toll-free at (888) 570-8376 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.ternbicycles.com and click on “Product Recall Information” for more information.