woom Bikes USA recalls 84,000 woom ORIGINAL kids’ bikes

Photo source: CPSC

The bikes' stem and handlebar can detach

woom Bikes USA of Austin, Texas, is recalling about 84,533 woom ORIGINAL bicycles sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The stem and handlebar on the bikes can detach and cause riders to lose control, posing a fall hazard.

The firm has received 77 reports of the handlebar stem detaching or loosening, resulting in 19 injuries involving bruising, cuts or abrasions.

This recall involves all sizes of woom ORIGINAL 2018 – 2021 model bikes designed for children between 18 months and 14 years.

The stems on these bikes have one silver bolt to clamp onto the steerer tube.

They were sold in seven versions: woom 1, woom 1 Plus, woom 2, woom 3, woom 4, woom 5 and woom 6.

The woom 1 and woom 1 PLUS are balance bikes, woom 2 through 6 are pedal bikes sold in red, green, blue, purple and yellow.

The word “woom” in white letters is displayed on the sides of the downtube. The word “woom” in metallic letters is also visible on the front of the headtube. The markings “#woombikes” in black letters on chain stay and wheel size in black on sides of the front fork.

The bikes, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at woom.com, amazon.com and select local bicycle stores nationwide from September 2018, through March 2022, for between $200 and $530.

What to do

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles and contact woom Bikes USA for a free repair kit. woom Bikes USA is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact woom Bikes USA toll-free at (855) 966-6872 from 8 am to 5 pm (CT), Monday through Friday, by email at productsafetyUS@woom.com or online at https://faq.us.woombikes.com/article/337-stem-recall-notice for more information.

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