CPSC: Adult Tricycles
On 2018-12-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Adult Tricycles due to a potential Crash and Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2017 for about $3500.
About 500 units are involved in this tricycle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 16th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 230 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The torque sensor in the wheel can activate unexpectedly and cause the trike to power forward, posing crash and injury hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves yellow TerraTrike Rambler Electrical Vehicle Option ( E.V.O.) recumbent pedal-powered trikes with an electric assist wheel. The trikes have two wheels in the front and one wheel in the back with a large black hub motor. "Terra Trike" is printed on the front of the back rest area. The model name "Rambler E.V.O." is located on the front outrigger tube that connects to the front left wheel. The serial numbers included in this recall are listed on the firm's website at www.terratrike.com and are located under the main tube on a barcoded sticker near the rear wheel. The serial numbers are also stamped into the head (vertical) tube of the outrigger.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized TerraTrike dealers, independent bicycle dealers and recumbent bicycle specialty stores nationwide and online at www.TerraTrike.com from August 2017 through October 1, 2018 for about $3,500.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trikes and return them to the place of purchase for a free speed sensor installation and a software upgrade.
TerraTrike at 800-945-9110 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.terratrike.com and click on "Important Recall" for more information .
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received five reports of the torque sensor activating while not pedaling. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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