The company has received four complaints that reported a cracking frame hinge
Stile Products has issued a recall for a potentially unsafe bicycle.
The recall involves Eclipse S11i and Verge S11i, X10, X20 and X30h models of Tern brand folding bikes. The bike's frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard. This recall includes about 220 bicycles.
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 frame has 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 of the bike.
Stile Products has received four reports of the frame hinge cracking, resulting in minor scrapes, bruises, and one sprained shoulder.
Customers could purchase these bikes at authorized Stile/Tern dealers nationwide from January 2012 to April 2016 for between $1,800 and $3,000.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and contact Stile Products or take the bike to an authorized dealer. Consumers will receive a free frame and have it installed at no cost.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Stile Products at (888) 570-8376.