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Advanced Sports International Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard Name of Product: Breezer and Fuji bicycles

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/Advanced-Sports-International-Recalls

Recall Date: September 27, 2016

Hazard: The top clamp of the seat post can crack, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and take their bicycle to a local Breezer or Fuji Bicycles Dealer or contact Advanced Sports International for a free replacement top seat clamp.

Consumer Contact: Advanced Sports International tollfree at 888-2866263 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fujibikes.com  or www.breezerbikes.com and click on “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Photos Available At: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/Advanced-Sports-International-Recalls

Units: About 3,000

Description: This recall involves Advanced Sports International’s 2017 model year Breezer and Fuji bicycles. The aluminum bicycles come in a variety of colors. The seatposts are silver or black. The model name is printed on the frame of the bicycle. Recalled models include:

Fuji Bicycles

Breezer Bicycles

Absolute 1.3 Disc

Absolute 1.7 Disc

Absolute 1.7 Disc ST

Absolute 2.1

Addy 27.5 1.3

Addy 27.5 1.5

Addy 27.5 1.7

Nevada 27.5 1.5

Nevada 27.5 1.7

Nevada 27.5 1.9

Traverse 1.9 ST

Police Special 29

Downtown 3 ST

Downtown 7+

Downtown 7+ ST

Downtown 8

Downtown 8 ST

 

 

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Authorized Breezer and Fuji Bicycle dealers from June 2016 through July 2016 for between $400 and $900.

Importer/Distributor: Advanced Sports International, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Manufactured in: China

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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