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Felt expands recall of road and tri bikes

Published April 28, 2014
The 2008 Felt S22 is among the recalled bikes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has expanded a recall, first announced in 2010, to include some earlier and later model year bikes.

The original recall applied to about 2,100 road and triathlon bikes — model year 2009 Felt B12, B16 and S32 bikes.

The bikes were recalled because their steerer tubes could break. Felt has received 18 reports of the forks breaking, including five reports of minor injuries. The forks were manufactured by ADK Technology Ltd. in China.

Now the company is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to expand the recall to include 2008 model year bikes, models S22 and S32, and the 2010 model year S32, B12, B14 and B16 bikes. The expanded recall involves an additional 1,200 bikes.

All the bikes have the same potential problem with the steerer tubes. Consumers are being told to stop riding the bikes immediately and to contact their local Felt dealer or call Felt toll free at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at feltracing.com.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and steerer tube replacement.

 

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