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Old 12-18-2007, 02:37 PM
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Exclamation Bicycle-related product recalls

I'm on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall notification mailing list. Occasionally there are bike-related products being recalled. I think that it would be good to have a thread tracking all these recalls. The following is a list of recalls since 2004 (most recent first):

Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Specialized Due to Failing Helmet Standard (December 18, 2007)
Reynolds Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard (October 23, 2007)
Huffy Recalls Bicycles Due To Cranks Falling Off; Riders Can Lose Control of Bike (October 16, 2007)
Formula Brake USA Recalls Disc Brakes for Bicycles Due to Risk of Failure (October 16, 2007)
Procycle Group Inc. Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard (October 16, 2007)
Raleigh America Recalls Bicycles; Forks Can Break Causing Loss of Control (August 3, 2007)
Cannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can Break Unexpectedly (June 13, 2007)
Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset Due to Fall Hazard (June 6, 2007)
SRAM Corp. Recalls Bicycle Brake Caliper Sets Due to Crash Hazard (April 10, 2007)
Dynacraft Recalls Bicycles Sold Exclusively at Target Due to Frame Failure (March 28, 2007)
Mirraco Recalls Bicycles Due to Wheel Fork Failure Hazard (February 27, 2007)
Cannondale Recalls 2007 Model Road Bicycles Due to Brake Failure (January 9, 2007)
Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Time Sport International Due to Fall Hazard (October 25, 2006)
Light & Motion Recalls Bicycle Light Batteries for Fire and Burn Hazards (October 17, 2006)
Cerv�lo Cycles Inc. Announces Recall of Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard (September 28, 2006)
Shimano American Corp. Recalls Quick-Release Device for Bicycles Posing Fall Hazard (July 12, 2006)
M2Racer LLC Recalls Bicycle Headsets for Fall Hazard (July 12, 2006)
Felt Bicycles Announce Recall to Repair Mountain Bicycles for Brake Failure (July 7, 2006)
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard (June 22, 2006)
Syntace USA Recall of Bicycle Handlebar Stems (January 19, 2006)
Recreational Equipment Inc. Recall of Children's Bicycles (December 22, 2005)
Delta Cycle Corp. Recall of Picasso Two-Bike Folding Racks (October 25, 2005)
World Wide Cycle Supply Inc. Recall of Bicycles Sold at Toys “R” Us (September 2, 2005)
Torelli Imports Recall of Bicycle Tires (August 17, 2005)
Ritchey Design Inc. Recall of Bicycle Wheels (August 11, 2005)
American Classic Recall of Bicycle Wheels (August 8, 2005)
Giant Bicycle, Inc. Recall of Bicycles (August 2, 2005)
WaveCrest Laboratories LLC Recall of Electric Bicycles (August 2, 2005)
VisionTech USA, Inc. Recall of Bicycle Aero Bars (July 25, 2005)
Rolf Prima Inc. Recall of Bicycle Wheels (July 6, 2005)
Quality Bicycle Products Recall of Bicycle Handlebar Stems (May 5, 2005)
CF Roark Welding & Engineering Recall of Bicycle Frames (March 11, 2005)
Cannondale Bicycle Corporation Recall of Bicycle Suspension Seat Posts (February 18, 2005)
Shimano American Corp. Brake Inner Cable Recall (February 10, 2005)
Selle Royal/fi'zi:k Recall of Bicycle Seats (January 14, 2005)
Norco Products Ltd. Recall of Bicycle Attachment (January 7, 2005)
Answer Products Inc. Recall of Bicycle Suspension Forks (November 8, 2004)
Cannondale Bicycle Corp. Recall of Certain Quick-Release Handlebar Bags (November 5, 2004)
Quality Bicycle Products Recall of Bicycle Forks (November 2, 2004)
Giant Bicycle Inc. Recall of Bicycles (October 13, 2004)
Full Speed Ahead Recall of Scatto Bicycle Wheel Quick Releases (September 29, 2004)
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Recall of Bicycles (September 29, 2004)
Performance Inc. and Supergo Inc. Recall of Bicycle Handlebars (September 22, 2004)
Huffy Bicycle Company Recall of "Cranbrook" Bicycles Sold at Wal-Mart (June 16, 2004)
Pacific Cycle Inc. Recall of Mongoose 20-Inch Mountain Bicycles (April 2, 2004)

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Old 12-18-2007, 03:15 PM
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Hey 'Let's Bike'....when I first clicked on your post about bike equipment recalls, I only saw the first post about the Specialized 2D helmet. From Cyclingnews.com:

"For 2008, Specialized introduces its first S-Works level helmet that tops even its own Decibel. New dual-density co-molded foam construction (2Dů get it?) drops the weight by 30% to just 184g (size small, of course), while inline vents, deep internal channeling, and a new larger Mega Mouthport promise to keep things cool. Additional weight saving measures include a new Pro Fit 360 retention system, hand-laid Kevlar InnerMatrix internal reinforcement structure, 4X DryLite webbing, and even lighter hardware.

Naturally, a sub-200g helmet may give some cyclist pause; can that really provide enough protection? Specialized insists that the new 2D passes all required safety standards, and one journalist apparently saw fit to prove it to himself during the launch by launching himself headfirst into a stone wall on the trails north of Madrid. Thankfully, he was fine, and we should note that the helmet performed its sacrificial duty admirably. "

Couldn't exactly find the original retail price, but I'm guessing it was about $150.
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:44 PM
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Shouldn't the second to last entry just read "Huffy Bicycle Company recalled"....
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:37 PM
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Dang... my 2004 Giant Rainier may be on the list... NUTZ...

Oh, wait... it's the front fork that has the problem... My fork was replaced courtesy of sudden automotive induced rearragement.

Thanks for the list!

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Old 12-20-2007, 12:43 AM
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Hm. Nice to find out _now_ that my bike got recalled (I have the same Rainer K'Tesh does, apparently). I just recently replaced the front fork, so it's moot now.

Considering the many times my bike has been in and out of local bike shops for tune-ups etc. since I bought it, I find it curious and a little scary that I never received any kind of notice or mention from shop bike mechanics. Do local bike shops just not think about this kind of thing when bikes come in for service?
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:34 PM
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Default Pacific Cycle Recalls Children's Trailer Bicycles

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2008
Release #08-156

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 564-2261
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pacific Cycle Recalls Children's Trailer Bicycles; Can Detach from Adult
Bicycle and Injure Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: InStep "Pathfinder," Schwinn "Run About," and Mongoose
"Alley Cat" Trailer Bicycles

Units: About 7,000

Manufacturer: Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis.

Hazard: The coupler connecting the children's trailer bike to the
adult's bicycle has welds that can fail, posing a fall hazard to
children.

Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Cycle has received one report of the coupler
failing, resulting in a fall and abrasions to the rider.

Description: The "Pathfinder," "Run About," and "Alley Cat" are
single-wheeled, children's bicycles that connect to an adult's bicycle
by a coupler. The recall includes model numbers: 12-PF250, 13-SC250,
13-SC350 and M5101. The model number is located on the lower seat tube
of the frame. The affected couplers have welded plates; bicycles that
have couplers with cast parts are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Bicycle stores and retailers nationwide from January 2007
through August 2007 for between $80 and $120.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled wagon away from
children and contact Tricam Industries for instructions on how to return
the wagon and obtain a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pacific Cycle
toll-free at (877) 564-2261 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday, or visit www.instep.net, www.schwinnbikes.com, or
www.mongoose.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08156.html
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Old 01-08-2008, 05:07 PM
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Default Helmet recall

I actually had a new S Works Helmet that I had to return because of the recall. The recall was for the chin strap buckle, potential failure ( though I don't see how.) Specialized replaced the helmet with a Decibel ( next best model) and will ship a new S Works when the problem is solved. Results in 2 helmets for the pricey cost of one. I'm not that crazy about them BTW, they sit really high on your noggin. But they are light and all the venting is great in hot weather.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:15 PM
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Whoo-hoo!, good for you vseven. As far as I'm concerned, that works good all the way around...good pr and r&d for Specialized, and positive experience for you. Just as long as the helmet doesn't fail and hurt someone's head. Lightweigt is good to a point.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:03 PM
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Default Trek Recalls Girls Bicycles Due To Frame Failure

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2008
Release #08-186

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 373-4594
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Trek Recalls Girls Bicycles Due To Frame Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Trek MT220 Girls Bicycles

Units: About 49,000

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.

Hazard: The bicycle's frame can break during use, causing the rider to
lose control and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received 13 reports of frames breaking,
including four minor injuries.

Description: This recall involves Trek girls' bicycles model MT220 and
model years 2005 (light metallic blue), 2006 (metallic silver and
metallic purple or pink and pearl white), and 2007 (pink and white pearl
or metallic purple). The model name is printed on the frame of the
bicycle. Model year 2008 bicycles re not included in this recall.

Sold at: Authorized Trek dealers nationwide from April 2004 through June
2007 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China and Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled bicycle away from children
immediately and return it to a Trek dealer for a free replacement MT220
girl's bicycle or a $100 discount on a different size Trek bicycle.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Trek
at (800) 373-4594 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday
and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site
at www.trekbikes.com

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08186.html
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