WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Niner Bikes, have issued a voluntary recall of about 750 "Jet 9" model frames.
A welding deficiency can cause the bicycle frames to crack along the welds of the front triangle of the bicycle. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.
Niner Bikes has not received any reports of injuries. The company has received 53 reports of cracks along the welds while bicycles were in use.
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.
These frames were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and overseas from March 2008 through September 2009 for $1,750. They were manufactured in Taiwan.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled frames and contact Niner Bikes for a replacement.
For additional information, contact Niner Bikes toll-free at (877) 646-3792 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or at the firm's Web site at www.ninerbikes.com.