WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Electra Bicycle Company, has announced a voluntary recall of about 9,500 Amsterdam bicycles.
The interior alignment tabs of the bicycle's chainguard can be pushed against the chain causing it to derail, which poses a risk of injury to riders.
Electra has received four reports of the chainguard derailing the chain, including one report of minor cuts and abrasion from a fall.
This recall involves some Amsterdam model bicycles in the Classic 3, Original 3, Royal 8, and Sport 3 styles. The bicycles have an enclosed chainguard. "Electra" and "Amsterdam" are printed on the bicycle's frame and/or chainguard. Bicycles with frame numbers beginning with "F06" or "EL" or bicycles with chainguards marked "06/08" are not included in this recall. The frame number is located on the underside of the bottom bracket.
These bicycles were sold at Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $400 and $850. All the bicycles were manufactured in Taiwan.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycle and bring it to an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement chainguard part.
For additional information, contact Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.electrabike.com.