Recall: Tricruiser Electric-Powered Adult Tricycles
On 2012-06-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Tricruiser Electric-Powered Adult Tricycles due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2007 for about $850 to $1120.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Acetrikes Industrial tricycle recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 13th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 160 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 377-4532
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What is the problem?
The rear axle can break causing a rear wheel to detach, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled tricycles are battery powered with 24" wheels and a basket between the rear wheels. Their brand name, eZip or iZip, is printed on the sides of the bike and above the front wheel. Bikes were sold in the following colors: red, blue and sand. Recalled tricycles are in the serial number range ACB06L00001 to ACB10H99999. Serial numbers are engraved on the frame under the handlebar support on the front of the tricycle. Model numbers include EZ-TRY-SD, IZ-TRY-RD, IZ-TRICR7-BL and IZ-TRY8-BL.
These items were sold new+ at Independent bicycle shops and electric bicycle shops nationwide and online at Walmart.com from March 2007 through March 2012 for between $850 and $1120.
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 tricycles and contact Currie Technologies to receive a free replacement component and repair.
For additional information, contact Currie Technologies at (800)377-4532 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the Currie Technologies website at www.currietech.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm is aware of six incidents, including five reports of bruises and scrapes.
+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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