Running Trainer of Australia is recalling about 245 Bionic Runner bicycles sold in the U.S. and Canada because the product’s pedals can detach from the bicycle, posing a fall hazard to riders.
The company has received one report of a pedal detaching from the bicycle, resulting in an injury to a rider who fell off the bicycle and scraped his knees and finger.
This recall involves the Gen 2 Bionic Runner bicycles that mimic running motion. The bicycles are black and have red pedals and red trim around the wheels. The bicycles have a folding frame with the words “BIONIC RUNNER” is printed in white on the side of the stirrups.
The bicycles, manufactured in China, were sold online at Running Trainer’s website, www.run4.com, from May 2016, through September 2016, for about $900.
We suggest that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Running Trainer to receive free replacement pedals.
The company has contacted all registered owners directly, though consumers may contact Running Trainer at 800-603-4631 from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. (ET) Monday through Sunday, by email at email@example.com or online at www.run4.com and click on “Safety Notices” at the bottom of the page for more information.