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West Marine recalls some folding bikes

Published January 30, 2014

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Boating retailer West Marine is recalling about 4,600 folding bikes sold in its stores and on it's website. The bike frames can break during use, the retailer said.

The recall involves two models — the Jetty Express 2 and the Port Runner 2. The Jetty Express 2 has a blue and white frame and folds at a hinge in the middle. Jetty Express 2 is printed on the bike's frame. The Port Runner 2 has a red frame and folds at a hinge in the middle. Port Runner 2 is printed on the bike's frame. The bikes were made in China and sold from March 2010 through July 2013 for between $300 and $400.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, West Marine has received three reports of the frames breaking, resulting in bruises and scrapes to a rider.

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected bikes and return them to West Marine for a free replacement bike. Consumers can contact West Marine at (800) 262-8464 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at westmarine.com.

 

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