Join Date: Feb 2007
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just got this email from REI
Thank you for the email regarding your Novara Buzz FlyBy.
Dahon has recently notified us that the handle post used on some of the 2009 Dahon bikes and the 2009 Buzz FlyBy may not have been manufactured to specification. This potential manufacturing defect could allow the handle post to fail at the hinge, posing a safety hazard to the rider. Only bikes produced during a specific time period are affected, and Dahon is currently trying to establish what that time period is.
Until the issue is resolved, it is not advisable to ride your FlyBy. As soon as Dahon provides us with more information we will pass that information along to you directly (assuming that you are a member and that we have a record of your purchase) and post information on REI.com at the following link. We are expecting more details from Dahon in the very near future.
In addition, Dahon is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and may announce a recall notice soon. If that is the case, and your bike is affected, you will receive an official notification from the CPSC regarding the steps you will need to take to make the bike safe to ride again. It is my understanding that a properly manufactured handle post will be available shortly for owners of bikes affected by the recall.
If we can be of further assistance, please don?t hesitate to contact us.