Wednesday, May 16, 2012

10 Bike-Related Recalls to Check Out Before You Hit the Road

Bike to Work Day is this Friday.  In advance of that I would encourage all of you to take a peek at the chart below from our friends at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to check to see if your bikes,  components or accessories have been recalled before taking them out on the road this Friday (or any day).

As always when riding your bikes: Use Your Head and Wear a Helmet!

Happy biking this Friday!

Note: by clicking on any of the images below, you can view a larger version.
ProductRecall Press ReleaseHazardPhotos
Bridgeway Bicycles
(91,000 units)
11-331The bicycle chain can break, causing a rider to lose control and fall.Click For Larger Image
Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles
(27,000 units)
12-024The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.Click For Larger Image
Fuji Saratoga Women's Bicycles
(10,500 units)
12-112The bicycle's frame can break in the center of the downtube during use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.Click For Larger Image
Public Bikes 2010 through 2012 Model Year Bicycles
(4,100 units)
12-145The pedals can crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.Click For Larger Image
Specialized 2012 bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks
(460 units)
12-096The brake component housed within the bicycle’s carbon fork can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, posing a fall hazard.Click For Larger Image
Chariot bicycle trailers (44,000 units)
and bicycle trailer conversion kits (70,000 units)
12-085The bicycle trailer’s hitch mechanisms can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle. This poses an injury hazard to children in the bicycle trailer.Click For Larger Image
Topeak Babyseat® II Bicycle Carrier Seats
(40,000 units)
12-143A child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar’s hinge mechanism. When the consumer lifts the grab bar to remove the child from the seat, the child’s fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard to the child.Click For Larger Image
Little Tricky Bicycle Helmets
(30,400 units)
12-082Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.Click For Larger Image
GT, Giant and Trek Bicycles with SR Suntour Suspension Forks
(17,000 units)
12-149The suspension fork's internal support tubes can break and cause the rider to lose control, fall and crash.Click For Larger Image
Gore Bicycle Brake Cables for Road Bikes
(9,700 units)
12-125When the brake cables are installed on Campagnolo® style brake levers, they can detach, causing the brakes to fail and posing a fall hazard.Click For Larger Image

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