U.S. CPSC announces recall of folding bicycles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of a number of folding bicycles Wednesday.

The manufacturers, Dahon California and REI, voluntarily recalled around 11,500 bicycles after receiving reports that the hinge on the handlebar post can crack. The U.S. CPSC says this poses a falling hazard.

It said there have been 25 reports of hinges breaking, resulting in one minor injury involving scrapes and bruises.

The recall affects 2008 model year Dahon California and REI Novara bicycles listed below.

Dahon models:

  • Ciao P8

  • Curve D3

  • Curve SL

  • Glide P8

  • Jetstream P8

  • Mu P8

  • Mu P24

  • Mu SL

  • Mu XL Sport

  • Vitesse D7 HG

  • Speed D7

  • Speed P8

  • Speed TR

  • Speed Pro TT

  • Mariner D7

REI Novara models:

  • Buzz FlyBy

  • FlyBy Shuttle

All bicycles were sold across the U.S. between March 2008 through April 2009.

Consumers are advised to stop riding the bicycles and contact Dahon or REI for a free inspection and repair.