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Electra Bike Recall Expanded

November 17, 2008  ·  By HM&M


We previously posted on the Electra Bicycle Co's Amsterdam bicycle recall. More recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced an expanded voluntary recall of these bikes due to a risk of injury.

About 1,500 bicycles are involved in the new recall including Classic 3, Original 3, Royal 8 and Sport 3 models. 9,500 bicycles were recalled in the initial recall.

The bicycles were sold January 2007 through June 2008 for $400-$850 and have enclosed chain guards. The words “Electra” and “Amsterdam” are printed on the bicycle frame or the chain guard and sometimes on both. Apparently, the chains on the Amsterdam bicycles can derail, possibly causing an injury to riders. Consumers are advised to stop using the bicycles and contact Electra for a free inspection and repair. Consumers can call 800-261-1644 for information.

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