Thirteen Manufacturers, Distributors Recall Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard

Thirteen Manufacturers, Distributors Recall Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard

Recall date: September 29, 2015
Recall number: 15-253
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  • Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled.

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    Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled.

  • Recalled bicycles have front disc brakes.

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    Recalled bicycles have front disc brakes.

  • Quick release lever on recalled bikes opened too far.

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    Quick release lever on recalled bikes opened too far.

  • Replacement quick release lever opens with sufficient clearance.

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    Replacement quick release lever opens with sufficient clearance.

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick release levers

Hazard:

An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

Consumer Contact:

Consumers should contact the recalling companies through their websites and call centers listed below or visit the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Quick Release Recall website at www.quickreleaserecall.com.  

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 1.3 million (in addition about 245,000 bikes were sold in Canada and about 9,000 were sold in Mexico)

Description

This recall involves bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release (QR) lever on the front wheel hub. Bicycles that do not have disc brakes are not included in this recall. When the front QR is fully opened, if there is less than 6 mm -- or the width of a #2 pencil -- between the QR and disk brake rotor on the wheel, the bicycle is included in this recall. A video showing how to determine if a bike is included in this recall is available at www.quickreleaserecall.com. The recalled bicycles include the following companies, brands and model years:

 

Company  Brand  Model Year(s)   Web Page Phone Number 
Accell North America  Diamondback, Raleigh  2004-2015

www.diamondback.com


www.raleighusa.com

800-251-8435

800-251-8435

Advanced Sports International Breezer, Fuji, SE 2005-2015

www.breezerbikes.com

 

www.fujibikes.com

 

www.sebikes.com

888-286-6263
Cycling Sports Group Inc. Cannondale, GT 1998-2015

www.cannondale.com

 

www.gtbicycles.com

800-245-3872

800-843-2453

 

 

Felt Racing LLC  Felt 2006-2015 www.feltbicycles.com 866-433-5887
G. Joannou Cycle Co. Inc.   Jamis 2005-2015 www.jamisbikes.com 800-533-9010, ext. 237
Giant Bicycle Inc. 
 Giant 2003-2004

www.giant-bicycles.com

866-458-2555
Haro Bikes  Haro 2000-2015

www.harobikes.com

800-289-4276
LTP Sports Group Inc. Norco 2000-2015 www.norco.com

800-263-2344 (Eastern US and Canada)

 

800-663-8916 (Western U.S. and Canada)
Performance Bicycle Inc. Access 2009-2015 www.performancebike.com 800-727-2453
Quality Bicycle Products Civia Cycles 2008-2012 www.civiacycles.com  877-311-7686
Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) Novara 2002-2015 www.rei.com 800-426-4840
Ridley Bikes Ridley  2014-2015 www.ridley-bikes.com 877-283-7545
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.  Specialized 2002-2015 www.specialized.com
800-722-4423
Incidents/Injuries

There have been three incidents reported in which an open quick release lever on a bicycle’s front wheel hub came into contact with the bike's front disc brake assembly and caused the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle. In one incident, an adult male suffered a broken finger, a wrist injury, a shoulder injury and abrasions. No injuries were reported in the other two incidents.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact the recalling company for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel.

Sold at

Bicycle stores nationwide from about 1998 through 2015 for between $200 and $10,000 for the bicycles.

Manufacturer(s)

See chart

Manufactured in

China, Japan, Poland, Switzerland and Taiwan.

  • Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled.

  • Recalled bicycles have front disc brakes.

  • Quick release lever on recalled bikes opened too far.

  • Replacement quick release lever opens with sufficient clearance.