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Haibike recalls several models over fork concerns

Published February 14, 2017

Editor's note: the U.S. CPSC listed this recall on March 23.

DENVER (BRAIN) — Haibike is recalling some of its 2014, 2015 and 2016 model year bikes over concerns that the rigid forks on the bikes could break prematurely. 

The recall affects XDURO Race, Superrace and XDURO Urban e-bikes. The company said the voluntary recall is a precautionary step based on internal testing of the Haibike-manufactured fork used on the bikes.

The following models have been recalled:

  • Haibike XDURO Urban (2014 and 2015 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Urban RC (2016 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Race (2014 and 2015 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Superrace (2014 and 2015 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Race S RX (2016 models)
  • Haibike XDURO Urban S RX (2016 models)

"The safety of consumers is our highest priority." said Susanne Puello, managing director of Winora Group, Haibike's parent. "We perform extensive endurance tests at independent testing centers and some of our testing criteria are above the CPSC, ISO or EN normal standards. The results of recent tests led us to believe a recall was necessary.

"We are certain Winora Group's careful planning will make for a smooth recall and hope to have our valued consumers back on their Haibikes as soon as possible," Puello added.

Haibike has informed its dealers of the recall. Consumers are being told to stop using the bikes immediately and to visit the company's website for more information.

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