Your favorite Swedish retailer really does carry everything and it’s not limited to DIY furniture and tasty delicacies for that post-shopping treat. On May 24 the Consumer Product Safety Commission released news on an IKEA bicycle recall––yep, they sell bikes! Representatives for IKEA did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
In total, about 4,900 of the bicycles have been sold, with roughly 200 of them in Canada. They were purchased exclusively through an IKEA store or on their US website for $400-$500.
Photo: Courtesy of Consumer Product Safety Commission
Recall Product Description: IKEA SLADDA Bicycles
All 26″ and 28″ SLADDA Bicycles are part of the IKEA recall. The bikes are made with a light grey, aluminum frame with an “IKEA” sticker located on the seat tube, nearest the crank.
Why It Was Recalled
SLADDA Bicycles were recalled because the bike belt can break and pose a fall risk. In lieu of a traditional bike chain, this model uses a bike belt that it is low-maintenance and doesn’t require lubrication. Currently, no injuries have been reported in the U.S.
How to Tell if Your SLADDA Bike Is Part of the Recall
IKEA is recalling two sizes of the SLADDA Bike. This includes the 26″ model with an article number of 303.267.28 and the 28″ model with an article number of 603.267.36. To locate the article number, check the bottom of the down tube which contains a sticker with the printed article number.
What Parents Can Do
If you own a SLADDA bicycle, IKEA requests that all consumers immediately stop using them and return to an IKEA store for a full refund. You can also contact IKEA directly at their toll-free number at 888-966-4532.
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