WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Tuesday May 15 2012 7:28 AM MT—The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday reminded bicyclists of 10 pending recalls.
“Recalled bicycles, components and accessories can be dangerous and cause an accident, resulting in injury or even death,” the CPSC said in a press release. “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!”
The 10 the CPSC mentioned, with links to previous BRAIN articles about them:
- Bridgeway Bicycles. The chain can break. (91,000 units; originally recalled Sept. 2011)
- Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles. The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seatpost can break. (27,000 units; Oct. 2011)
- Fuji Saratoga women's bicycles. The frame can break in the center of the downtube. (10,500 units; Feb. 2012)
- Public Bikes. The pedals can crack and break. (4,100 units; April 2012)
- Specialized bikes with Advanced Group carbon forks. The brake housed within the carbon fork can disengage from the fork. (460 units; Sept. 2011)
- Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits. The trailer's hitch mechanisms can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle. (44,000 trailers and 70,000 conversion kits; Jan. 2012)
- Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats. A child's fingertips can get caught in the hinge mechanism.(40,000 units; April 2012)
- Little Tricky Bicycle Helmets. Helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. (30,400 units; Jan. 2012)
- GT, Giant and Trek Bicycles with SR Suntour suspension forks. The fork's internal support tubes can break. (17,000 units; April 2012)
- Gore brake cables for road bikes. Cable end can detach from cable when used with Campagnolo levers.(9,700 units; Jan. 2012)
Related: All BRAIN recall articles.