Description: 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: Company Brand Model Year(s) Web Page Phone Number Accell North America Diamondback, Raleigh 2004-2015 www.diamondback.com www.raleighusa.com 800-251-8435 800-251-8435 Advanced Sports International Breezer, Fuji, SE 2005-2015 www.breezerbikes.com www.fujibikes.com www.sebikes.com 888-286-6263 Cycling Sports Group Inc. Cannondale, GT 1998-2015 www.cannondale.com www.gtbicycles.com 800-245-3872 800-843-2453 Felt Racing LLC Felt 2006-2015 www.feltbicycles.com 866-433-5887 G. Joannou Cycle Co. Inc. Jamis 2005-2015 www.jamisbikes.com 800-533-9010, ext. 237 Giant Bicycle Inc. Giant 2003-2004 www.giant-bicycles.com 866-458-2555 Haro Bikes Haro 2000-2015 www.harobikes.com 800-289-4276 LTP Sports Group Inc. Norco 2000-2015 www.norco.com 800-263-2344 (Eastern US and Canada) 800-663-8916 (Western U.S. and Canada) Performance Bicycle Inc. Access 2009-2015 www.performancebike.com 800-727-2453 Quality Bicycle Products Civia Cycles 2008-2012 www.civiacycles.com 877-311-7686 Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) Novara 2002-2015 www.rei.com 800-426-4840 Ridley Bikes Ridley 2014-2015 www.ridley-bikes.com 877-283-7545 Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Specialized 2002-2015 www.specialized.com 800-722-4423 [Source]
Thirteen Manufacturers, Distributors Recall Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard
Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled.
About 1.3 million (in addition about 245,000 bikes were sold in Canada and about 9,000 were sold in Mexico) units were affected by this recall.
Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick release levers Recall Information
|Country of Origin||China|
|Product Type||Bicycles and Bicycle Accessories|
|Hazard||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.|
|Injuries||There have been three incidents reported in which an open quick release lever on a bicycle's front wheel hub came into contact with the bike's front disc brake assembly and caused the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle. In one incident, an adult male suffered a broken finger, a wrist injury, a shoulder injury and abrasions. No injuries were reported in the other two incidents.|
|Remedy||Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact the recalling company for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel.|
|Contact||Consumers should contact the recalling companies through their websites and call centers listed below or visit the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Quick Release Recall website at www.quickreleaserecall.com.|