Recall: Fuji Saratoga Women's Bicycles
On 2012-02-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fuji Saratoga Women's Bicycles due to a potential loss of control and fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2007 for about $300 to $500.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Advanced Sports women's bike recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 230 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 286-6263
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What is the problem?
The bicycle's frame can break in the center of the downtube during use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled bicycles are Fuji women's cruiser bicycles. The 2008 through 2010 models Saratoga 1.0, Saratoga 2.0, Saratoga 3.0 and Saratoga 4.0 are included. The bicycles are various colors. "Fuji" and "Saratoga" alone or "Saratoga" along with the model number is printed on the frame of the bicycle. Serial numbers beginning with ICFJ7, ICFJ8, ICFJ9, ICFJ10 and ICFJ11 are included in this recall. The serial number is located on the bottom of the frame near the crank.
These items were sold new+ at Specialty bicycle stores nationwide from November 2007 through December 2011 for between $300 and $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 stop riding the recalled bicycle immediately and return it to any authorized Fuji Bicycle dealers for a free replacement frame.
For additional information, consumers should contact Advanced Sports Inc. toll-free at (888)286-6263 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.fujibikes.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The company is aware of 12 reports of bicycle frames breaking, including two injuries, a head laceration requiring 20 stitches and scrapes and bruises.
+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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