About 2,100 Tricruiser Electric-Powered Adult Tricycles, which were manufactured in China, are involved. The defective adult tricycles were manufactured by Acetrikes Industrial Co., Ltd., of China; distributed by Currie Technologies, of Chatsworth, California; and sold at independent bicycle shops and electric bicycle shops, nationwide and online, at Walmart.com. The recalled adult tricycles were sold from March 2007 through March 2012 for between $850 and $1120.
The tricycle’s rear axle can break, causing a rear wheel to detach, which poses a fall hazard to the rider. To date, the firm is aware of six incidents, including five reports of bruises and scrapes.
The recalled tricycles are battery powered with 24-inch wheels and a basket between the rear wheels. The tricycle’s brand name—eZip or iZip—is printed on the sides of the bike and above the front wheel.
The defective bikes were sold in red, blue, and sand and are in the serial number range ACB06L00001 to ACB10H99999. Serial numbers are engraved on the frame under the handlebar support on the front of the tricycle. Model numbers include EZ-TRY-SD, IZ-TRY-RD, IZ-TRICR7-BL, and IZ-TRY8-BL.
The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Tricruiser Electric-Powered Adult Tricycles and to contact Currie Technologies to receive a free replacement component and repair. Currie Technologies can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.377.4532 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), Monday through Friday, or at the Currie Technologies web site at www.currietech.com.