Has Your Bicycle Been Recalled For Safety Reasons?
Each month there are new recalls that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announces on their website. These products are being recalled over some safety issue and it is very important to keep up with the ever growing list. The recall list can include anything from toys, kitchenware, furniture, clothing, etc.
Here are some of the products that have been recalled in the past week.
Felt Cruiser bicycles: Felt “Deep Six” and “El Guapo” beach cruiser model bicycles that have one speed and coaster brakes have recently been recalled. The recall has been made due to the bikes breaks failing. This can be extremely dangerous and can cause the bike to crash. No injuries have been reported however, there have been 26 reports of the bikes breaks failing. The Deep Six model was sold in a black cherry color and had white sidewall tires. The serial numbers for this model were between YI31106188 and YI31106287. The El Guapo model was sold in matte black and has white tires. The serial numbers for the El Guapo model are between YI31106288 and YI31106387. Consumers can find the serial numbers printed on the bicycles bottom bracket on both versions of the bike. Consumers are warned to stop using the bike immediately and contact the local Felt bike dealer to schedule a free inspection and replacement of the defected part.
Snow Peak Recalls Japanese Axe: The Japanese axe has been recalled due to a laceration and impact hazard. The handle of the axe can crack which causes the head of the axe to become loose. There have been no reports of injury but consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the Snow Peak retail store or contact Snow Peak for a replacement. The item number of the product is R-061 and is printed on the back page of the included manual. There is also a small black snow flake or asterisk that is burnt into the end of the handle near the hole.
Franklin Power Reclining Furniture: The power reclining furniture from franklin has been recalled because of a fire hazard. The switch used to operate the reclining function can overheat, which creates this fire hazard of the product. The company (Franklin) has received two reports of switches igniting as well as three reports of switches smoking on showroom samples. These reports resulted in minor property damage to the flooring. Luckily, there have been no reported injuries. Consumers who own the product should immediately unplug the unit and contact Franklin for a replacement. More information on which styles and BC numbers are included in this recall can be found here.
If you own any of these products, or any other recalled product it is very important to stop using it immediately and contact the company or store you bought it from. They will be able to help you fix the issue. If you or someone you know has been injured due to a faulty product don’t hesitate to call an attorney to hear your legal options.
All Images courtesy of CPSC.gov