|Tikit Folding Bicycle|
Following at least six reports of product failure, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bike Friday announced the recall of Tikit Folding Bicycles yesterday. The manufacturer, Green Gear Cycling, Inc., which does business as Bike Friday, received reports that the bike's handlebar stem broke leading to injuries. A bicycle's stem attaches the handlebars to the fork making it central to the bike's steering. Reported injuries included at least one incident of a head laceration requiring stitches, according to the press release from the Commission.
The folding bicycles, popular amount cycle commuters, were sold from 2007 until this year. If you own one of these bikes you should stop using it and contact Bike Friday to schedule a free repair.