Electra Bicycle Company of Vista, California has recalled about 6,400 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Electra Bicycles with Front Trays or Baskets from model year 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. In March 2009, 3,000 units were previously recalled. That prior recall notice can be accessed here.
The front tray or basket on the bicycles can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders. To date, Electra Bicycle Company 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.
The recalled bicycles, which were manufactured in Taiwan and imported by Electra, were sold by authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through August 2009. The bicycles sold for between $600 and $750 and the after-market trays and baskets sold for about $100.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and either repair of the trays that came as original equipment on the bicycles or for a refund for trays and baskets purchased as aftermarket items.
Electra Bicycle can be reached toll-free at 1-800-261-1644 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s Web site at www.electrabike.com.