Recall: Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes and Quick Release Levers
On 2015-09-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding BicyclesEquipped with Front Disc Brakes and Quick Release Levers due to a potential crash hazard. This productsold new beginning in January 1998 for about $200 to $10000.
About 1 million units are involved in this disc brakes recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 17th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2015. Since 2005, therehave been approximately 170 similar recalls, involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
An open quick release lever on the bicycle's front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release (QR) lever on the front wheel hub. Bicycles that do not have disc brakes are not included in this recall. When the front QR is fully opened, if there is less than 6 mm -- or the width of a #2 pencil -- between the QR and disk brake rotor on the wheel, the bicycle is included in this recall. A video showing how to determine if a bike is included in this recall is available at www.quickreleaserecall.com. The recalled bicycles include the following companies, brands and model years:
Accell North America
Advanced Sports International
Breezer, Fuji, SE
www.breezerbikes.com www.fujibikes.com www.sebikes.com
Cycling Sports Group Inc.
Felt Racing LLC
G. Joannou Cycle Co. Inc.
800-533-9010, ext. 237
Giant Bicycle Inc.
LTP Sports Group Inc.
800-263-2344 (Eastern US and Canada) 800-663-8916 (Western U.S. and Canada)
Performance Bicycle Inc.
Quality Bicycle Products
Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.
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