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Tern expands recall of some bikes over frame concerns

Published April 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Tern is expanding its recall of some folding bikes. The recall, first announced in May 2013 covering about 175 bikes, has now been expanded to cover an additional 220 bikes, which were sold as recently as this month. The affected frames can break at the hinge on the toptube.

Tern's U.S. distributopr has received four reports of incidents of the frame hinge cracking, resulting in minor scrapes, bruises and one sprained shoulder.

Consumers are being told to stop using the affected bikes and contact Tern or an authorized dealer. They will receive a new frame and have it installed at no cost. Consumer can contact Tern's U.S. distributor, Stile Products, toll-free at (888) 570-8376 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or they can go online at and click on Product Alerts at the bottom of the page for more information.

This recall involves Tern Eclipse S11i and Verge S11i, X10, X20 and X30h models. The 24-inch wheel Eclipse model was sold in a silver/black color combination. The 20-inch wheel Verge models were sold in silver/black, orange/white, red/black and yellow/grey color combinations. "Tern" is printed on the front end of the top tube and on portion of the frame. The model name is printed on the middle of the top tube.

The affected frames have a 10-character alphanumeric serial number that begins with AM1A or from AM1102 through AM1208. The serial number is stamped on the bottom bracket shell.

The bikes were sold nationwide from January 2012 to April 2016 for between $1,800 and $3,000.

More information: CPSC recall page

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