Product Recall: Niner Bikes, CPSC recalls bicycle frames
05/14/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Hollywood, CA—Niner Bikes and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of Bicycle frame due to a risk that the frames can crack, causing the rider to loose control and crash. The CPSC released the recall on May 13, 2010.
About 750 bicycle frames have been recalled because of a welding deficiency, which could cause the bicycle frames to crack along the welds of the front triangle of the bicycle. As a result the rider could loose control of the bicycle, and crash.
At this time Niner Bikes has not received any reports of injuries. But Niner has received 53 reports of cracks along the welds while the consumer was riding the bicycles.
The CPSC stated, “The recalled bicycle frames include all Jet 9 models ranging sequentially from serial numbers P8001682 to P9400454. The frame is a full suspension model in the colors green, white or black. ‘Jet 9’ and ‘Niner’ are painted on the bicycle frame. The frame was made from 6000 series aluminum.
The recalled Niner bicycle frames were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and across the globe from March 2008 through September 2009 for $1,750.
Consumers are advised to discontinue using the product, and contact Niner Bikes to receive a free replacement.
To receive additional information, consumers can contact Niner Bikes toll-free at (877) 646-3792 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or at their Web site at www.ninerbikes.com.
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