Recall: TerraTrike Adult Tricycles (trikes)
On 2018-09-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding TerraTrike Adult Tricycles (trikes) due to a potential Crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2018 for about $2000 to $3500.
About 600 units are involved in this tricycle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 11th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 220 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The right hand wheel hubmount can bend or break, allowing the user to lose control of the trike, which can result in serious injury or death.
How can I tell if I own this product?
These recalled products are TerraTrike adult, pedal powered, orange, green or yellow tricycles. They have two wheels in the front and one wheel in the back and a black canvas seat. Recalled models include: TerraTrike Rambler x16 (orange), Rambler All Terrain (green) and Rambler E.V.O. (yellow). The trikes, depending upon model, come with either three 20-inch wheels or three 24-inch wheels. The model names are located on the outrigger tubes that come out of the main tube and connect to the front wheels. The serial numbers included in this recall are listed on the firmís 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 May 2018 through August 2018 for between $2,000 and $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 these recalled trikes and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair.
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 seven reports of the hub mounts bending or breaking. No accidents or 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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