Niner Bikes of North Hollywood, California, in cooperation of the U.S. Consuper Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a recall for about 750 bicycle frames. It was found that there were substandard welding on the frames and this causes them to crack along the welds of the front triangle of the bicycle. Such incident is hazardous for the rider since you can lose control of the bicycle and crash.
Currently, there are no reports of any injury due to the bicycle frame although Niner Bikes already received 53 cases wherein there are cracks along the welds once the bicycle is used. The recalled bicycle frames will include all Jet 9 models with serial numbers P8001682 to P9400454. The frame comes in colors of green, black and white. Made from 6000 series aluminum, it is a full suspension model with “Jet 9” and “Niner” painted on it.
These bicycle frames were sold from March 2008 through September 2009 at the retail price of $1,750. The frames were made in Taiwan and should you own one, you are advised to stop using it and contact Niner Bikes for your frame replacement.
The toll free hotline for Niner Bikes is (877) 646-3792. They are open from 9am to 5pm Mondays to Friday. You can also visit their website at Ninerbikes.com for more details.
Should any unfortunate experience happen caused by the bicycle frame, please share at CPSC.
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 646-3792
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908