Bicycle Recall Alert: Trek, Huffy, and Cannondale Models Pose Hazards to RidersSeptember 5, 2015
In less than two weeks, three major bicycle manufacturers have announced recalls of popular bicycle models due to known defects. Here is the breakdown:
Cycling Sports Group recalled nearly 24,000 Cannondale mountain bikes due to a risk of the recalled bicycles’ OPI stem/steering tube assembly failing during use. Per the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall affects “all model year 2011 through 2015 Flash, FSi , F-4, F-5, F-29, Lexi, RZ, Scalpel and Trigger Cannondale mountain bicycles with OPI stem/steering tube assemblies.”
Huffy recalled its 2014 TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycles, model numbers 26504M and 26604M, due to a defect that can cause the front wheel to spontaneously brake during use, or to detach from the bicycle altogether.
Trek recalled certain model year 2015 Trek 9.8 Superfly FS SL, X1, and XT bicycles following reports of the units’ seat posts cracking. The affected bicycles can be identified by serial number, with affected units’ serial numbers ending in either J or K.
Owners of any of these models who have not sustained injury should cease use of the bicycles and contact the manufacturer or supplier to address these known, dangerous defects. If you have been injured by these or any other defective bicycles, contact a Cleveland bicycle accident lawyer immediately.
Bicycle Accidents Can Cause Serious Personal Injuries
Whether due to a defective product, a negligent driver, or improperly maintained premises, sidewalks, or streets, bicycle accidents can cause life-changing injuries and even death. When bicycle-related injuries, crashes, and falls occur, innocent victims should not have to bear the personal and financial hardship caused by the negligence of a careless driver or an indifferent manufacturer.
If you are injured in a bicycle accident, contact a Cleveland bicycle accident lawyer at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA for a free consultation.Back To Blog