Thirteen bicycle companies that represent 17 brands of bicycles agreed to a voluntary recall of certain bikes that are equipped with front-wheel quick releases and disc brakes. The affected companies include Accell North America, Advanced Sports International, Cycling Sports Group, Felt, G.Joanou Cycle Co., Giant Bicycle, Haro, LTP Sports Group, Performance Bicycle, Quality Bicycle Products, Recreational Equipment Inc., Ridley Bikes and Specialized Bicycle Components.
The recalled bikes sold for between $200 and $10,000 each. About 1.5 million bikes are affected. The bikes were recalled after three incidents were reported in which riders were injured as a result of an open quick release lever on the front wheel coming into contact with the front disc brake. One of the accidents resulted in a broken finger, a wrist injury, a shoulder injury, and abrasions. The other two incidents did not involve any injuries.
If consumers are uncertain whether their bike is part of the recall, they can measure the distance between the cam level and the rotor – if it is more than a quarter of an inch, the bike is not affected by the recall. If it’s less, they should contact the manufacturer for a replacement quick release. If they are uncertain, they can take their bike to a bike shop to find out.
It’s critical for bike riders that their bicycles function correctly. If they do not, riders are likely to become seriously hurt. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident because of the negligence of another party, call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us today to schedule a free consultation, or visit our Google Plus page to learn more.