Tern Folding Bicycles Recalled Due to Fall Hazard; Frames Can Crack
Stile Products is recalling roughly 670 Tern folding bicycles. The bike's frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
This recall involves Link Uno, Link D7i, Link D8, Link P9, Link P7i, and Link P24h models of Tern brand adult folding bikes. These six models were sold in black/blue, black/green, black/grey, black/red dark grey/light grey, grey/orange and white/pink color combinations. 'Tern' is printed on the front end of the top tube and on other portions of the frame. The model name is printed on the middle of the top tube.
Recalled bicycles have a 10-character alphanumeric serial number that begin with either AI1133 through AI1137 or AI1151 through AI1213 stamped on the bottom bracket shell of the bike. An alphanumeric service tag number is located on the front of the seat tube and this number can be used to determine if the bicycle is affected by going to the firm's website.
The Tern folding bicycles included in this recall were sold through Stile/Tern dealers nationwide from November 2011 to April 2014.
Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and contact Stile Products or take the bike to an authorized dealer. Consumers will receive a free replacement frame that will be installed at no cost. Consumers will also be given the option to upgrade their bike to one of three designated models at an additional cost.
For further details on this recall, contact Stile Products toll-free at 888-570-8376.