According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Advanced Sports, Inc. of Philadelphia is recalling approximately 10,500 Fuji Saratoga Women’s Bicycles due to a fall hazard caused by a defective bicycle frame. The frame can break in the center of the downtube while in use and cause the rider to lose control of the bike and fall. The CPSC has received 12 reports of the bike frames breaking; two of these incidents involved injuries, which included bruises, scrapes and a head laceration that required 20 stitches.
The affected bicycles were manufactured in China and include 2008 through 2010 model Saratoga 1.0, Saratoga 2.0, Saratoga 3.0, and Saratoga 4.0 Fuji women’s cruiser bikes in various colors. “Saratoga” and “Fuji” alone or “Saratoga” and the model number are printed on the bicycle’s frame. This recall includes serial numbers that start with ICFJ11, ICFJ7, ICFJ8, ICFJ9, and ICFJ10. The serial number may be found near the crank at the bottom of the bike frame.
The recalled bikes were sold for between $300 and $500 at specialty bicycle stores across the nation from November 2007 through December 2011. Consumers should immediately stop riding the bike and return it to an authorized Fuji bike dealer for a replacement frame at no-cost. Consumers may contact Advanced Sports, Inc. at (888) 286-6263 for additional information.
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