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Electra Expands Bicycle Recall

Published October 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Electra Bicycle Company, have announced a voluntary recall of about 6,400 Electra bicycles with front trays or baskets from 2009 (3,000 units were previously recalled in March 2009).

The front tray or basket on the bicycles can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders.

Electra has received 15 reports of the front tray or the basket coming loose including two reports of minor cuts and bruises.

This recall involves the 2009 Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i, Holiday 8i and Surf 3i bicycles with front-mounted trays or baskets. The trays have an alloy frame with wooden slats. The baskets are wicker with a removable tote bag. The trays were sold as original equipment on the bicycles and as aftermarket items. The baskets were sold only as aftermarket items.

These bikes were sold by authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through August 2009 for between $600 and $750 for the bicycles and about $100 for after-market trays and baskets. They were manufactured in Taiwan

Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair of the trays that came as original equipment on the bicycles, or a refund for trays and baskets purchased as aftermarket items.

For additional information, contact Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.electrabike.com.

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