If you’re like me, you probably thought that 3-wheeled vehicles are extremely stable.
The problem with the eZip or iZip brand trikes is that there have been six reports of the rear axle breaking, which causes the rear wheel to detach. Five occurrences led to bruises and scrapes to the riders.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission urges all owners to stop riding the trike immediately and contact Currie Technologies for free replacement components.
I doubt if many of this blog’s regular readers ride electric-powered trikes, but you might know of a neighbor or relative who does.
The contact is Currie Technologies at (800) 377-4532 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Or, visit the Currie Technologies website at www.currietech.com.
Distributed by Currie, they were made by Acetrikes Industrial Co., Ltd., of China. The brand name, eZip or iZip, is printed on the sides of the bike and above the front wheel. Bikes were sold in red, blue and sand colors. The recalled tricycles are in the serial number range ACB06L00001 to ACB10H99999. Serial numbers are engraved on the frame under the handlebar support on the front of the tricycle. Model numbers include EZ-TRY-SD, IZ-TRY-RD, IZ-TRICR7-BL and IZ-TRY8-BL.