Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Origin8 Recalls 1,600 Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard, Weak Frame
There are now 13 reported complaints against Origin8 about weak frame welds that cracks and fall. There are no injuries have been reported as of the moment.
Origin8 bicycles are manufactured in China and imported by J&B Importers, Inc., of Miami, Florida. The importer is not coordinating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 1,600 Origin8 folding bikes because of weak welding on the bikes' frames that can break and can result to an injury.
Included in the recall are three models: the Origin8 F1, F3 and F7 model. The bikes were sold in the United States between August 2012 and October 2015 for between $370 and $480.
If you have bought this bike, stop using the bicycle and immediately return them to the store where you purchased it for a free replacement bicycle. You can also call Origin8 at (800) 666-5000 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at origin8.bike and click "support" for more information.
The F1 model is a single-speed folding bike that came in matte black and can be identified by the "F1" on the toptube. The F3 model is a three-speed folding bike that came in white and can be identified by "F3" on the toptube. While the F7 model is a seven-speed folding bike that came in "battleship gray" and can be identified by "F7" on the top tube.
You can find the serial number on the tube that holds the crank at the bottom bracket as shown in the photo below.
Serial number ranges included in the recall are as follows:
F1 Model serial number ranges:
B13223229 – B13223374
F3 Model serial number ranges:
B181460101 – B181460200
B181404945 – B181405079
F7 Model serial number ranges:
B181460201 – B181460320
B13223375 – B13223510
B181405080 – B181405255