November 14, 2001
Corp., of Corvallis, Ore., is voluntarily recalling 700 recumbent tandem
bicycles. The steerer tube on the front forks can separate, causing the rider
to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and possibly suffer serious injuries. BikeE
Corp. has received three reports of steerer tubes beginning to separate;
though, no injuries to riders have occurred.
The recalled bikes were manufactured in 2000 and 2001. These bikes have two handlebars and two seats, which are in a lowered, horizontal riding position. The name "BikeE" appears on both sides of the main frame. The serial numbers for the E2 models is located on the bottom of the frame between the foot crank and front wheel. The serial numbers appear as follows: BX000000X or T00000, with X representing a letter and 0 representing a number. BikeE authorized dealers sold the bicycles from March 2000 through October 2001 for about $2,200.
Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and return them to the nearest BikeE authorized dealer for a free fork replacement. Consumers can call BikeE toll-free at (800) 231-3136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at http://www.bikee.com/recall.