Crash hazard leads to recall of more than 1.5 million bicycles

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(Oct. 1, 2015) – Manufacturers have recalled more than a million bicycles because of a crash hazard.

The recall includes bikes with front disc brakes and quick release levers from more than a dozen companies. Seventeen brands are affected.

These brands are part of the recall

These brands are part of the recall

According to the recall notice, “certain front-wheel quick-release cam levers that are improperly adjusted or left open while riding can come in contact with the front-wheel disc brake rotor, also potentially causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.”

Riders should check this website to see if their bike is part of the recall. If you think your bicycle may be included, you should stop riding it and take it to a dealer for a free replacement.

The problem affects more than 1.5 million bicycles sold from 1998 through 2015 in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Three incidents have been reported. In one case, a person was injured.

You can find more information about the recall at this website and the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

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