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Stile Products Expands Recall of Tern Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Tern folding bicycles

Recall Date: April 26, 2016

Recall Number: 16-153

Stile Products Expands Recall of Stile Products Expands Recall of Tern Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

 Due to Fall Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Stile-Products-Expands-Recall-of-Tern-Folding-Bicycles/

Hazard: The bike’s frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Repair

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.

Consumer Contact: Stile Products toll-free at (888) 570-8376 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.ternbicycles.com and click on Product Alerts at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Recall Details

Photos Available At http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Stile-Products-Expands-Recall-of-Tern-Folding-Bicycles/

Units: About 220 (in addition, about 175 were recalled in June 2013)

Description: This recall involves Eclipse S11i and Verge S11i, X10, X20 and X30h models of Tern brand folding bikes. 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.  

Incidents/Injuries: Stile Products has received four reports of incidents of the frame hinge cracking, resulting in minor scrapes, bruises and one sprained shoulder.

Sold at:  Authorized Stile/Tern dealers nationwide from January 2012 to April 2016 for between $1,800 and $3,000.

Distributor: Stile Products, Inc., of Lakewood, Calif.

Manufacturer: Alu Maga Industrial Co., Ltd., of Taiwan

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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For Manufacturers

The legal relationship created between manufactures and US consumers

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Combination of a Products Liability statute, an Expert Witness Report that was just not direct enough and odd facts holds a retailer liable as manufacture for product defect.

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