A series of bikes designed to transport either additional cargo or another passenger are being recalled because of an apparent issue that could rear its head when said second passenger is onboard. Purchasers of these specialty bikes should continue on to find out more about this important safety announcement.
The recall was issued by Yuba Bicycles, a company based in the California city of Sausalito. The announcement impacts blue, orange, or black 26 inch Mundo V4 cargo bicycles that contain a rack for said cargo and a wooden deck mounted on that rack. A total of 1,000 or so bikes is affected by the recall, and each was available from Yuba online and across the country between May 2011 and December of last year. They cost $1,099.
When a passenger is riding on the rear part of the bike, his or her feet are in danger of getting lodged in the back wheel, an issue which could cause an injury. No such injuries have come to the company’s attention at this time, although there have been two instances reported where the person’s feet did get tangled up.
Bike owners are being asked to stop riding the bikes at once. If they get in touch with Yuba, they can get a wheel cover that aims to keep a passenger’s feet away from the wheel. This will be installed for free.