Bikes re­called in safety move

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

Thou­sands of Bromp­ton fold­ing bikes are be­ing re­called over safety con­cerns about a com­po­nent fail­ure.

The com­pany said a po­ten­tially faulty axle fit­ted on bikes man­u­fac­tured be­tween April 2014 and May 2017 has led to the vol­un­tary re­call.

It has been re­ported that up to 144,000 of the com­pany’s fold­ing bikes are af­fected, with cus­tomers asked to take them to a cer­ti­fied dealer where the bracket can be re­placed free of charge.

The axle in the bot­tom bracket had failed on one in 5,000 bikes, the com­pany said.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Will But­ler Adams said: “I’m sorry to say that we will have to re­call a num­ber of our FAG bot­tom brack­ets.

“We have had an in­creased num­ber of fail­ures – not par­tic­u­larly high – but suf­fi­cient enough that it has given us con­cern.

“This is a has­sle, a pain and we are re­ally sorry about that and po­ten­tially we’re go­ing over­board but it is crit­i­cal to us to pro­tect the ex­pe­ri­ence of our cus­tomers,” he said.

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