Consumer product recall

BMC USA Corp. recalls Timemachine 01 bicycles

Starting date:
August 21, 2018
Posting date:
August 21, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Timemachine 01 bicycles

Product description

This recall involves all model year 2017 and 2018 Timemachine 01 bicycles and model year 2018 Timemachine 01 framesets. The product is a road bike for triathlons and time trials. BMC is printed on the downtube. Timemachine 01 is printed in glossy black letters on the flat black top tube. The bikes were sold in red, yellow and black.

The following products are included in this recall:
Model Year Model Description
2018 Timemachine 01 THREE
2018 Timemachine 01 Frameset
2017 Timemachine 01 Red e-tap
2017 Timemachine 01 Ultegra Di2


Hazard identified

Variations in tire dimension, tire pressure, head set play and ride load, can result in insufficient space between the front wheel and downtube, posing a fall hazard.

As of August 13, 2018 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 4 reports of fall incidents, including one report of a broken finger.

Number sold

Approximately 11 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2016 to May 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bikes and contact their local BMC authorized dealer for a free inspection and, if needed, a free replacement fork.

Until the replacement forks are available in September/October 2018, the firm is providing consumers with a free 23C replacement tire, if needed, to ensure adequate clearance.

For more information, consumers can contact BMC USA Corp., toll-free at 1-888-262-7755, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, by email or online.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.