Woom recalls 84,000 children's bikes due to fall hazard

The stem and handlebar on the woom ORIGINAL bikes can detach and cause riders to lose control

The woom ORIGINAL balance bike
(Image credit: woom)

Children's bike manufacturer woom Bikes USA, together with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, have announced the recall of the woom ORIGINAL balance bike due to a crash hazard. This comes after the brand received 77 reports of the handlebar stem detaching or loosening, resulting in 19 minor injuries.

The stem and handlebar on the woom ORIGINAL bikes are secured to the steerer tube by a single bolt which can loosen, allowing the stem and bars to detach and cause young riders to lose control and , potentially, fall off.  

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.