13 Bicycle Manufacturers Recall Nearly 1.3 Million Bicycles in the United States due to Front Disc Brake Defect
Thirteen bicycle manufacturers have recalled nearly 1.3 million bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers on the front wheel hub in the U.S. These bicycles were manufactured from 1998 to 2015. Below is a list of the manufacturers, brand and the affected years of the bicycles being recalled:
|Company||Brand||Model Year(s)||Web Page||Phone Number|
|Accell North America||Diamondback, Raleigh||2004-2015||www.diamondback.com||800-251-8435
|Advanced Sports International||Breezer, Fuji, SE||2005-2015||www.breezerbikes.com
|Cycling Sports Group Inc.||Cannondale, GT||1998-2015||www.cannondale.com
|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|
|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|
|Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.||Specialized||2002-2015||www.specialized.com||800-722-4423|
The reason for the recall is that when the affected bicycle’s quick release lever is open, it can come into contact with the brake rotor causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or even separate from the bicycle. To determine if your bicycle is under recall, visit http://quickreleaserecall.com/.
As a result of the defect, there have been at least 3 reported incidents where the quick release lever came into contact with the front disc brake assembly causing the front wheel to come to a stop or separate from the bicycle. One incident involved multiple injuries to the bicyclist.
Click here to read the full recall: Quick Release Recall
It has been advised that customers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact the recalling company for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel.
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