Electra Bicycle Recall, Front Trays May Come Loose

Electra Bicycles is recalling about 3,000 of its 2009 bikes with a faulty mounting design on the front trays. The front tray on the bicycle can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders. Electra has received four reports of the front tray coming loose, including one incident that resulted in minor cuts and bruises.

Read “more” for model names and detailed pics of the area in question…

If your bike’s mount looks like the picture above, it needs to be replaced under this recall.  If it looks like the picture below, you’re A-OK.

Description: This recall involves the following Electra 2009 model bicycles: Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i and Surf 3i. Bicycles with trays connected to the fork crown with a bolt passing fully through the tab are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through February 2009 for between $600 and $750.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair.

Contact: For additional information, contact Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.electrabike.com

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[...] Bicycles: Electra is recalling about 6,400 bicycles, more than doubling the original recall notice from March 2009.  The metal trays and wicker baskets can come loose and cause the rider to fall. [...]

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