Folding Bikes - Where can I check my USA purchased dahon serial against the recent recall?
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06-24-09, 08:19 PM
Was just on Thor's site today and noticed that the Speed P8 was listed as being included in the recent recall. The link mentioned in the PDF no longer works, however.
Does anyone have a URL I can use to check my serial? Or know of the specific serial numbers that are affected?
I doubt mine is affected, but getting a new handlepost for free is hard to resist :)
Also does anyone know where to get little bushing that goes inside the stem (looks like plastic). Mine is fine but has a bit of wear from me learning to adjust it properly.
Dahon and REI Novara Folding Bicycles Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 2008 model year Dahon and REI Novara Folding Bicycles
Units: About 11,500
Importers: Dahon California Inc., of Duarte, Calif. and Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), of Kent, Wash.
Hazard: The hinge on the handlepost can crack, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 25 reports of the handlepost hinge on these bicycles cracking, including one minor injury involving scrapes and bruises.
Description: This recall involves model year 2008 Dahon and REI Novara folding bicycles. The models included in the recall are as follows:
DahonCiao P8, Curve D3, Curve SL, Glide P8, Jetstream P8, Mu P8,
Mu P24, MU SL, Mu XL Sport, Vitesse D7 HG, Speed D7,
Speed P8, Speed TR, Speed Pro TT, Mariner D7REINovara Buzz FlyBy and FlyBy Shuttle
The words “Dahon” or “Novara” and the model name are printed on the bicycle. Hinges with an “R” embossed on the face of the upper handlepost hinge and/or a “Radius Handlepost” sticker on the handlepost are not included in the recall.
Sold by: Authorized Dahon California dealers and REI stores nationwide from March 2008 through April 2009 for between $430 and $1,300.
Manufactured in: Taiwan and China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact any Dahon California dealer or REI store for a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dahon California at (800) 442-3511 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dahon.com
06-24-09, 08:58 PM
Yes I saw that, but it seems like only certain batches were affected. This PDF (http://www.thorusa.com/recall.pdf) gives a URL (http://www.dahon.com/support/recall) that no longer exists to check the serial.
I already emailed my Dahon dealer about this, I was just wondering if I could check myself.
06-24-09, 09:18 PM
as long as your bike is in the list and the model year is 2008 it should be covered. check your local Dahon dealer and they will be able to work it out. what they will ask you is to bring your bike to check if it is part of the recall and if it is they will then order the parts and have you come back for repair. better yet call REI as they are an Official Dahon Dealer.
Looks like you would only need the serial number if you bought it outside of USA:
06-25-09, 09:59 AM
Update: Sent Thor an email last night, by early this morning he had arranged to ship the part to my LBS.
If only they could get the work done that fast (great shop but slow on repairs). Good opportunity to get my wheels trued though, and spend more time on my other bike.
Thanks again Thor!
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