Marin Mountain Bikes, Inc. recalls 2014 Marin “MBX 50” and “Tiny Trail” bicycles

Starting date:
February 10, 2015
Posting date:
February 10, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Marin Mountain Bikes, Inc.

Affected products

2014 Marin “MBX 50” boys bicycles and 2014 Marin “Tiny Trail” girl’s bicycles

Product description

This recall involves 2014 Marin “MBX 50” boy’s bicycles with serial numbers HA14980xxxxxx and 2014 Marin “Tiny Trail” girl’s bicycles with serial numbers HA14982xxxxxx. The boy’s bicycles were sold only in red and the girl’s in purple. They were only sold in a 41-centimetre (16-inch) wheel size. The serial numbers of bicycles involved in the recall are only the ones noted above. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the bottom bracket, and also on a foil label, located on the underside of the base of the downtube of the bike, near the bottom bracket.

Hazard identified

The stem top caps on the affected models can loosen or come off during use causing the handlebars to loosen or separate during use, making the rider to lose control and crash under certain extreme conditions.

Neither Health Canada nor Marin Mountain Bikes, Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these bicycles.

Number sold

Approximately 50 bicycles were sold in Canada and about 409 bicycles were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled bicycles were sold from September 2013 to January 2015 at various independent bicycle retailers in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Huizhou City Yilong Plastic Hardware Co., Ltd.
Huizhou City
Marin Mountain Bikes, Inc.
Marin Bikes Canada
British Columbia

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Marin for information on receiving a free replacement stem.

For more information, consumers can contact Marin Bikes Canada toll-free at 1-888-655-5333 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or visit the Marin Bikes website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.