IKEA recall Sladda bikes after two injured due to design flaw

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has initiated a global recall of its bicycle Sladda, including 124 in China's mainland, after at least two cases of injuries have been reported.

The Sladda bicycle

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has initiated a global recall of its Sladda bicycle, including 124 in China's mainland, after at least two cases of injuries to do a design fault.

Eleven accidents have been reported globally because of a faulty chain on the bicycle, of which two led to minor injuries. No injuries have been reported because of the fault in China.

IKEA (China) has submitted a recall plan to the Shanghai Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau, and the recall is valid till November 23, the bureau said on Friday. The recalled bicycles were produced between 2016 and 2018.

The eight-millimeter-wide chain may break suddenly due to failure of compatibility with the front and back wheels, and cyclists may fall off in such an event.

All IKEA outlets in China have ceased sales of the bicycle because the chain can not be replaced. 

All recalled Sladda bike owners will be offered a full refund.


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