On May 13, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Niner Bikes of North Hollywood, California, announced a safety recall of approximately 750 bicycles frames, after a welding defect was discovered with certain "Jet 9" and "Niner" bicycles that can cause the frame to crack along the welds. Niner Bikes has received 53 reports of cracks occurring in the bicycles while the bicycles were in use, which can cause the rider to lose control and crash.
The recall affects all Jet 9 Niner models, with serial numbers P8001682 through P9400454. The frame is full suspension and available in green, white, or black, with "Jet 9" or "Niner" painted on the frame.
The bicycle frames were sold worldwide from March 2008 through September 2009 for $1,750. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled bicycle frames immediately and contact Niner Bikes at 877-646-3792 for a replacement.