CPSC: Allen Sports UltraX and Ultra1 Folding Bicycles
On 2018-02-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Allen Sports UltraX and Ultra1 Folding Bicycles due to a potential Fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2014 for about $500 to $4000.
About 200 units are involved in this folding bicycle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 210 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The bike's frame can break during use causing the bicycle to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Allen Sports model Ultra1 and UltraX carbon fiber folding bicycles. "ULTRA X" or "ULTRA ONE" are printed on the bicycle's frame. Both bicycles were sold in black, have 20 speeds and wheel sizes of 451MM. The Ultra One weighs about 21 pounds and the Ultra X weighs about 18 pounds.
These items were sold new+ Online at Amazon.com and eBay from May 2014 through July 2017 for between $500 and $4,000.
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 bicycles and email Allen Sports at email@example.com with photo of the bicycle to receive full refund instructions.
Allen Sports at 800-722-5536 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and online at allensportsusa.com and click on "Important safety notice on Allen Sports Ultra1 and UltraX Folding Bicycles" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reports of the frame breaking causing the rider to fall. 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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