West Marine Recalls Folding Bicycles; Frames Can Break Causing Riders to Fall

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 30, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 30, 2014
Recall number: 14-096

  • West Marine Jetty Express 2
    West Marine Jetty Express 2

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Folding Bicycles

Hazard:  The bicycle’s frame can break during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Consumer Contact:  West Marine at (800) 262-8464 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for additional information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 4,600

Description:  This recall involves two models of folding bicycles, the Jetty Express 2 and the Port Runner 2, that are designed for use in and around docks and marinas. The Jetty Express 2 has a blue and white frame and folds at a hinge in the middle. Jetty Express 2 is printed on the bike’s frame.  The Port Runner 2 has a red frame and folds at a hinge in the middle. Port Runner 2 is printed on the bike’s frame.

Incidents/Injuries:  West Marine has received three reports of the bicycle’s frame breaking, resulting in bruises and scrapes to a rider.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and return them to West Marine for a free replacement folding bicycle.

Sold at:  West Marine stores nationwide, online at and in the West Marine catalog from March 2010 through July 2013 for between $300 and $400.

Manufacturer:  West Marine Products Inc., of Watsonville, Calif.

Manufactured in:  China

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