WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 2:48 PM MT— Public Bikes is recalling some bike models because of a faulty pedal.
The pedals, made by Wellgo, can crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Public Bikes has received reports of 24 broken pedals; no injuries were reported.
The pedals were used on 18 models of 2010-2012 model-year bikes that sold for between $500 and $1,250. About 4,100 bikes have the pedals.
The bike affected have a medal badge at the top of the downtube with a number stamped on it. Recalled badge numbers are 1-5843, 5845, 12560, 20743 and 20757. The “Apple” model, which has no badge, is also included.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bikes and contact Public Bikes or an authorized Public Bikes dealer for free replacement pedals. The recalled pedals have a black spindle, the replacement pedal spindles are chrome.
For more information, contact Public Bikes at (855) 840-1400 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.publicbikes.com.