Has your Child’s Bicycle Been Recalled Over A Safety Hazard?
When you hear the word “recall” you usually think of an unsafe car or bad food. However, any item can be recalled due to some sort of safety hazard. This includes things like clothes, toys and even decorative items. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) keeps track of all recalled items on there ever expanding recall list. This list can be found on their website along with other important information regarding regulations, laws and standards for products. This month a number of bicycles have made that list! Do you or your kids have any of the following bikes?
This bike has been recalled because the pedal can separate itself from the spindle/axle while in use and cause the person riding to lose control and potentially crash. The company has received 12 reports of the pedals separating but, there have been no reported injuries. The following models are included in this recall:
- Downtown 3
- Downtown 3-ST
- Downtown 8
- Downtown 8-ST
- Downtown EX
- Downtown EX-ST.
The model name can be found printed on the top tube of the bike. If you own one of the recalled models you should stop use of the bike immediately and return to a Breezer dealer to receive a free replacement pedal.
This bicycle has been recalled due to a fall hazard to the rider. The hazard comes from the possibility of the seatpost on the bike cracking and breaking. The models included in this recall were all from 2015 and include the Trek 9.8 Superfly FS SL, X1 and XT bicycles and equipped with Bontrager Approved Carbon seatposts. Trek has received two incident reports involving this bike but no injuries have been reported. If you own this bike please stop using it and contact an authorized Trek retailer for your free replacement seatpost along with a $20 coupon toward and Bontrager merchandise.
This bike has been recalled because an open quick release lever located on the bike’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc break assembly. This will cause the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or possibly separate from the bicycle. The recalled products are all from model year 2014 are models Huffy TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycles with 27.5-inch wheels. It is important to note that bikes with a green dot on the inside of the quick release lever are not included in this recall. There have been no incidents or injuries reported however, you should stop use of this bike immediately and contact Huffy for a free replacement quick release lever for the front wheel.
These are just some of the recalls that have been made this past month. You can find a complete list on the CPSC’s website. If you have been injured due to a defective product don’t hesitate to call us here at the LaBovick Law Group. We will do everything we can to help you get the compensation that you deserve.