Ikea recalls bikes because belt drive can break

By Stephen Frothingham

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Ikea is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 4,900 SLADDA bikes in the U.S. because the bikes’ belt drives can break. Ikea also is recalling about 200 bikes sold in Canada.

The recalled bikes were sold from August 2016 through January 2018 for between $400 and $500. According to the CPSC, Ikea has not received any reports of injuries resulting from the issue in the U.S. The company’s website said it has received reports of 11 broken belts internationally, with two breakages resulting in minor injuries.

Consumers are being told to stop riding the bikes and contact Ikea for a full refund. They can reach Ikea toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or visit the Ikea recall page.

The recall involves IKEA 26-inch and 28-inch SLADDA bicycles. The recalled bicycles are a light gray and have an aluminum frame. IKEA is printed at the bottom of the seat tube near the crank. The article number is printed on a sticker at the bottom of the downtube.

The article number on 26-inch bikes is 303.267.28; on 28-inch bikes, it’s 603.267.36.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News