Fail: Electra Recalls 2009 Bicycles
Electra Bicycle Co. issued a recall on 2009 Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i, Holiday 8i and Surf 3i bicycles with front-mounted trays or baskets. The problem? It appears that the front tray or basket could easily become loose from the fork crown and touch the front tire which, in some cases, could lead to the rider falling off the bike.
According to an official release of the company, the trays were sold by the parent company as both factory-mounted parts and aftermarket items. On the other hand, the baskets were only offered as aftermarket equipment.
The bikes affected by the recall were sold from October 2008 through August 2009 for between $600 and $750 for the bicycles and approximately $100 for the after-market front trays and baskets. According to consumeraffairs.com, they are all manufactured in Taiwan.
So, what can you do if you're owning one of these bikes? Well, consumers should bring the affected bicycle to any Electra dealer, with every unit to be closely inspected and repaired at no cost. Electra says "the purchase price of the after-market trays and baskets will be fully refunded."
The aforementioned source reported that Electra has already received 15 complaints of such a malfunction, with two of them even reporting cuts and bruises.