Dahon is currently conducting a voluntary recall for handlebar posts fitted to certain numbers of selected 2008 model year bikes.
This recall is only for UK dealers at this stage. Dahon Global will be making an announcement within a few days relating to other territories, to ensure legal requirements are met, after due process has been followed.
The models affected are:
-Speed TR 2008 model
-Speed D7 2008 model
-Jetstream P8 2008 model
Dahon’s statement reads:
“Issue - A combination of inaccurate machining and inconsistent quality of material can cause the radius handlebar post to crack and break, posing a fall hazard (2008 models only).
Solution - Dahon will be supplying new handlebar posts for all affected bikes via your point of purchase.
Action - At this point please refrain from using your Dahon, your local dealer has a full list of frame numbers which are affected by the recall or alternatively this information can be found at www.dahon.com/recall/ this web page will be going live later this week (week 17-commencing 20th April).
What next? - Once identified as an affected bike please contact your point of purchase to arrange the ordering and fitment of a replacement part. Replacement parts will start to arrive into the U.K via air shipment within the next few weeks. These will be limited numbers at first due to manufacturing and delivery time restraints. However we will have larger numbers of replacement parts available as soon as possible. We will have stock to replace ALL affected posts.
Dahon would also like to stress the dates involved are 2008 bikes only. No 2009 current Models are affected by this recall.
Dahon would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by this recall. We will endeavour to carry out this recall in a timely manner.”