Eugene firm recalls 3,800 bicycles

Eugene firm recalls 3,800 bicycles

EUGENE, Ore. - Bike Friday is recalling 3,800 Tikit Folding Bicycles after reports of broken handlebar stems.

The bikes were manufactured by Green Gear Cycling Inc., doing business as Bike Friday of Eugene, Ore.;  and sold by Bike Friday directly and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012.

The 16-inch wheel custom bicycles were sold in various colors.

The Bike Friday "tikit" brand decal is affixed to the bike frame.

The bicycles were manufactured in the United States.

WHY: The bike's handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: 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.

HOW MANY: About 3,800.

FOR MORE: Contact Bike Friday at 800-777-0258 Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://bikefriday.com.