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Stile Products Recalls Tern Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard; Frames Can Crack

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Tern Folding Bicycles

Hazard: The bike's frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Stile Products toll-free at (888) 570-8376 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.ternbicycles.com and click on "Product Recall Information" for more information.  

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Stile-Products-Recalls-Tern-Folding-Bicycles/

Recall Details

Units: 650 in the U.S. and about 20 in Canada

Description: The recall involves Link Uno, Link D7i, Link D8, Link P9, Link P7i, and Link P24h models of Tern brand adult folding bikes. These six models were sold in black/blue, black/green, black/grey, black/red dark grey/light grey, grey/orange and white/pink color combinations. "Tern" is printed on the front end of the top tube and on other portions of the frame. The model name is printed on the middle of the top tube. Recalled bicycles have a 10-character alphanumeric serial number that begin with either AI1133 through AI1137 or AI1151 through AI1213 stamped on the bottom bracket shell of the bike. An alphanumeric service tag number is located on the front of the seat tube and this number can be used to determine if the bicycle is affected by going to the firm's website.  

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported in the U.S. The firm has received 11 reports of the bicycle frames cracking including five reports of minor scrapes and bruises from outside of the U.S.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and contact Stile Products or take the bike to an authorized dealer. Consumers will receive a free replacement frame and have it installed at no cost or they can upgrade their bike to one of three designated models at an additional cost.

Sold exclusively at: Authorized Stile/Tern dealers nationwide from November 2011 to April 2014 for between $600 and $1250

Distributor: Stile Products Inc., of Lakewood, Calif. 

Manufacturer: Taicang A&I Medical Appliances Co., of Jiangsu, China

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/40225r-eng.php

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