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Currie Technologies recalls adult tricycles due to fall hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Currie Technologies, today announced a voluntary recall of the Tricruiser Electric-Powered Adult Tricycles. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tricruiser Electric-Powered Adult Tricycles

Units: About 2,100

Distributor: Currie Technologies, of Chatsworth, Calif.

Manufacturer: Acetrikes Industrial Co., Ltd., of China

Hazard: The rear axle can break, causing a rear wheel to detach and posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of six incidents, including five reports of bruises and scrapes.

Description: The recalled tricycles are battery powered with 24" wheels and a basket between the rear wheels. Their brand name, eZip or iZip, is printed on the sides of the bike and above the front wheel. Bikes were sold in the following colors: red, blue and sand. Recalled tricycles are in the serial number range ACB06L00001 to ACB10H99999. Serial numbers are engraved on the frame under the handlebar support on the front of the tricycle. Model numbers include EZ-TRY-SD, IZ-TRY-RD, IZ-TRICR7-BL and IZ-TRY8-BL.

Sold at: Independent bicycle shops and electric bicycle shops nationwide and online at Walmart.com from March 2007 through March 2012 for between $850 and $1120.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these tricycles and contact Currie Technologies to receive a free replacement component and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Currie Technologies at (800) 377-4532 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the Currie Technologies website at www.currietech.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12202.html

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