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:
Timemachine 01 bicycles
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.
|Model Year||Model Description|
|2018||Timemachine 01 THREE|
|2018||Timemachine 01 Frameset|
|2017||Timemachine 01 Red e-tap|
|2017||Timemachine 01 Ultegra Di2|
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.
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.
BMC USA Corp.
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.
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.