Origin8 Recalls Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves three models, the F1, F3 and F7.  The F1 model is a single speed folding bike which came in matte black and can be identified by the “F1” on the top tube. The F3 model is a three speed folding bike which came in white and can be identified by “F3” on the top tube. The F7 model is a seven speed folding bike which came in battleship gray and can be identified by “F7” on the top tube. The serial number is located on the bottom tube, near the bike pedals. Serial number ranges included in the recall are as follows:

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The frame on the folding bicycles can break, posing a fall hazard.
  • Remedy
    Replace
  • Incidents
    Origin8 has received 13 reports of welds on the frame cracking or failing. No injuries have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and return them to the place where purchased for a free replacement bicycle.
  • Sold At
    Independent bicycles dealers nationwide between August 2012 and October 2015 for between $370 and $480.
 
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