Recall: BikeE Recalls Recumbent Bicycle Suspension Forks

Originally issued August 14, 2001, Revised October 25, 2002
Release # 01-216
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact:Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076

Note: Firm is out of business.

CPSC, BikeE Announce Recall of Recumbent Bicycle Suspension Forks

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BikeE Corp., of Corvallis, Ore., voluntarily recalled 1,400 suspension forks on FX and RX model recumbent bicycles. The link pins in the forks can fall out, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and possibly suffer serious injuries. BikeE Corp. has received two reports of pins falling out of forks, resulting in two minor injuries to riders.

The recalled forks were used on the front suspension of the BikeE FX models and on the full suspension of the RX models. The 2000 and 2001 model year bicycles can be identified by a serial number located below the crank bottom bracket on the frame.

Model Name Serial Number Identification
FX and RX Starts with "F" and is followed by five digits or starts with "B" followed by one character and six digits. Examples: F1111 or BF111111 or BR22222F

The recalled bicycles have a lowered seating position and foot pedals right below the handle bars, allowing riders to sit in a horizontal riding position.

BikeE authorized dealers sold the bicycles from December 1999 through August 2001 for between $1,500 and $1,750.

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately. The firm, BikeE, is out of business and cannot be contacted. As the firm is no longer involved with this recall, consumers can take a recalled bicycle to the dealer from which purchased, but it is up to the dealer as to whether the repair can be performed, and whether there is a charge.