West Marine has recalled about 4,600 folding bicycles. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. The bicycle’s frame can break during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider. This recall involves two models of folding bicycles, the Jetty Express 2 and the Port Runner 2, that are designed for use in and around docks and marinas. The Jetty Express 2 has a blue and white frame and folds at a hinge in the middle. Jetty Express 2 is printed on the bike’s frame. The Port Runner 2 has a red frame and folds at a hinge in the middle. Port Runner 2 is printed on the bike’s frame. West Marine has received three reports of the bicycle’s frame breaking, resulting in bruises and scrapes to a rider.
The bicycles were sold at West Marine stores nationwide, online at www.westmarine.com and in the West Marine catalog from March 2010 through July 2013 for between $300 and $400. They should be replaced. You can contact West Marine at 800-262-8464 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.westmarine.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for additional information. Photos of the bicycles are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/West-Marine-Recalls-Folding-Bicycles/.
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