Hundreds of Tern folding bicycles that were sold in the U.S. are now being recalled after fall injury complaints were filed against the company, according to a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the report, about 220 Tern folding bikes of various models have faulty top tube hinges that can break while the bicycle is being operated. The recall is connected to a 2013 recall of 175 Tern folding bikes with the same problem. The affected bikes were manufactured in Taiwan.
Tern’s U.S. distributor, Stile Products, has been notified of four incidents in which the top tube hinges broke on Tern bicycles. Each incident resulted in minor injuries. Consumers who own Tern bicycles that are being recalled are advised not to use the folding bikes and to notify Stiles Products for a free replacement bike frame.
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