Women’s Cruiser Bicycle recall announced by Fuji for Free Frame Replacement
(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Fuji Saratoga Women’s Bicycle because the frame could break and cause the rider to crash. The company received 12 reports of the bicycle frame breaking with two people being injured – one with a head laceration getting 20 stitches and the other receiving scrapes and bruises.
Around 10,500 bicycles are involved in this recall. They were sold at specialty bicycle stores nationwide between November 2007 and December 2011 at prices ranging between $300 and $500.
The bicycles are the Fuji brand Saratoga 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 versions that were sold between 2008 and 2010. The bicycles come in many colors and have “Fuji,” and “Saratoga” printed on the bicycle. The model number may be printed on the bicycle such as Saratoga 1.0 or Saratoga 2.0 and so forth. The Serial numbers involved in this recall start with ICFJ7, ICFJ8, ICFJ9, ICFJ10, and ICFJ11. The serial number can be found on the bottom of the frame close to the pedal.
Bicycle owners should stop using the recalled products and return them to an authorized Fuji Bicycle dealer to get a free replacement frame. Consumers can also contact Advanced Sports Inc., the importer of the bicycles, at (888) 286-6263 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET (M-F) or at the company's website, www.fujibikes.com.
By: Dave Reddy