- Tern Folding Bikes Under Recall for Fall Dangers
- July 23, 2013
- Law Firm: Shapiro Lewis Appleton Duffan P.C. - Virginia Beach Office
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Stile Products issued a recall at the end of June for Tern folding bicycles because of fall dangers that could lead to serious injuries for consumers.
The folding bikes by Tern were recalled when it was found that the frame of the bike may crack on the hinge that is located on the top tube. This is a serious hazard that could injure a child.
Specifically, the recall involves Eclipse S11i and Verge S11i, X10, X20 and X30h models of Tern brand folding bikes. The Eclipse model that has a 24 inch wheel is sold in silver and black. The Verge models with a 20 inch wheel are sold in black and silver; orange and white; red and black; and yellow and gray.
The model name is printed on the center of the top tube. The frame has a serial number with 10 characters that starts with AM1A, or from AM1102 through AM1207. The serial number is printed on the bottom bracket. The service tag number is on the front of the seat tube, and the company will ask for this if you call them about the recall. Note that all of the service tag numbers that are included in the recall are stated on the website for the company.
Consumers who have one of the affected bikes should call Stile Products or take their bike to a dealer, where the frame will be replaced at no charge.
For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can 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.
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