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10 bike-related recalls to check out before you hit the road this spring

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that spring is here, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding consumers to check to see if their bicycles, bicycle components or accessories have been recalled before using them.  Recalled bicycles, components and accessories can be dangerous and cause an accident, resulting in injury or even death.  If you have a recalled product, contact the firm for the remedy. Once that's taken care of, remember to properly strap on your bike helmet!  

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Check out these recent bicycle-related recalls. You can find out more about these recalls and others at our website www.cpsc.gov.

Product

Recall Press Release

Hazard

Bridgeway Bicycles

(91,000 units)

11-331

The bicycle chain can break, causing a rider to lose control and fall.

 

Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles

(27,000 units)

12-024

The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.

Fuji Saratoga Women's Bicycles

(10,500 units)

12-112

The bicycle's frame can break in the center of the downtube during use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

Public Bikes

2010 through 2012 Model Year Bicycles

(4,100 units)

12-145

The pedals can crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Specialized 2012 bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks

(460 units)

12-096

The 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.

 

Chariot bicycle trailers (44,000 units) and bicycle trailer conversion kits

(70,000 units)

12-085

The 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.

Topeak Babyseat™ II Bicycle Carrier Seats

(40,000 units)

12-143

A 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.

Little Tricky Bicycle Helmets

(30,400 units)

12-082

 

Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.

GT, Giant and Trek Bicycles with SR Suntour Suspension Forks

(17,000 units)

12-149

The suspension fork's internal support tubes can break and cause the rider to lose control, fall and crash.

Gore Bicycle Brake Cables for Road Bikes

(9,700 units)

12-125

When the brake cables are installed on Campagnolo® style brake levers, they can detach, causing the brakes to fail and posing a fall hazard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to these product recalls or involve a different hazard with the same products. Please tell us about your experience with the products on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products-such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals-contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell these or any other recalled products.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired.  Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.  To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go towww.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

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