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Origin8 recalls 1,600 folding bikes over frame concerns

Published December 30, 2015
The Origin8 F7 model.
Origin8 has received 13 reports of welds on the frame cracking or failing. No injuries have been reported.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — J&B Importers is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 1,600 Origin8 folding bikes because welds on the bikes' frames can break.

The recall involves three models: the Origin8 F1, F3 and F7. They were sold by IBD's in the U.S. between August 2012 and October 2015 for between $370 and $480. Origin8 has received 13 reports of welds on the frame cracking or failing. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are being told to stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and return them to the place where purchased for a free replacement bicycle. Consumers can contact Origin8 at (800) 666-5000 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at origin8.bike and click "support" for more information.

The F1 model is a single-speed folding bike that came in matte black and can be identified by the "F1" on the toptube. The F3 model is a three-speed folding bike that came in white and can be identified by "F3" on the toptube. The F7 model is a seven-speed folding bike that came in "battleship gray" and can be identified by "F7" on the top tube.

The serial number is located on the downtube near the bottom bracket as shown in the photo below. Serial number ranges included in the recall are as follows:

F1 Model serial number ranges:

B0470373-B0470459
B181460001-B181460100
B13223229 – B13223374

F3 Model serial number ranges:

B181460101 – B181460200
B0470460-B0470580
B130170001-B130170147
B181404945 – B181405079

F7 Model serial number ranges:

B181460201 – B181460320
B0470581-B0470746
B131070148-B130170279
B13223375 – B13223510
B181405080 – B181405255

More information: CPSC recall notice | origin8.bike

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