About 10,500 bicycles have been voluntarily recalled due to potential fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.
Product: Fuji Saratoga Women’s Bicycles
Made By: Fuji and imported by Advanced Sports Inc. of Philadelphia, the cruisers were sold in specialty bicycle stores nationwide from November 2007 through December 2011 for between $300 and $500.
Why it’s being recalled: The bicycle’s frame can break in the center of the downtube during use, causing the rider to lose control and fall. To 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.
Description: 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.
Consumers should stop riding the recalled bicycle immediately and return it to any authorized Fuji Bicycle dealers for a free replacement frame. For more 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
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.