Hase recall 2010 and 2011 Kettwiesel and Lepus trikes
Possibly defective bolts in the drive system mean owners of these trikes should stop using them NOW and contact a Hase dealer...
Posted by Peter Eland on Thursday 5 Mar 2015
Hase Bikes of Germany have announced a recall for their 2010 and 2011 Lepus and Kettwiesel trikes as follows:
Potentially defective drive bolts: HASE BIKES Recalls Trike Models
Specialized bike manufacturer HASE BIKES is calling for the replacement of safety-related bolts on LEPUS and KETTWIESEL models from 2010 and 2011 due to possible material defects.
Product monitoring has revealed that the drive bolts used on trikes sold by the Waltrop-based trike specialist in 2010 and 2011 may have material defects. Under certain circumstances, the defective bolts can come loose, posing a safety risk. These faulty components were used for models of the cult trike KETTWIESEL purchased between January 2010 and December 2011 and models of the LEPUS, particularly popular with older riders and with people in rehabilitation, sold between February 2010 and December 2011.
These bolts must be replaced as soon as possible by an authorized dealer. In order to prevent accidents and reduce risks, HASE BIKES is asking its customers not to use these trikes until the respective bolts have been replaced.
Dealers have already been notified.
"We take our responsibility for the safety of our customers very seriously," explained Marec Hase, chief developer for the specialized bike company. "Our dealers have already been notified of the bolt-replacement campaign. Customers will be informed of the issue by their dealers, as well as via social media and a blog entry on our homepage."
More detailed information about the bolt-replacement campaign can be found at www.hasebikes.com under the link:
Read the PDF linked to above for full details: this image is taken from it. The affected bolts are shown in red:
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