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Felt Bicycles Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

  • Picture of Recalled 2009 B12 Bicycle
  • Picture of Recalled  2009 B16
  • Picture of Recalled 2009 S32
  • Picture of Recalled Bicycle showing steerer tube (inside head tube)
  • Close-up of steerer tube
Name of Product:
2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 road bicycles
Hazard:

The bicycle’s fork steer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
June 30, 2010
Units:
About 2,100 bicycles
Consumer Contact

For additional information, call Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 or (866) 4-FELT-US, or visit the firm’s website at www.feltracing.com

Recall Details

Description:

The recall includes all 2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 road bicycles.

- 2009 B12 - These bicycles are gloss silver/carbon and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.

- 2009 B16 - These bicycles are matte black/red and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.

- 2009 S32 - These bicycles are available in gloss white/red and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2008 through May 2010 for between about $2,300 and $3,100 per bicycle.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact your local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free inspection and repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

Felt Bicycles has received seven reports of the bicycle forks breaking. Minor injuries, including bumps and bruises were reported in one of the incidents.

Sold At
Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2008 through May 2010 for between about $2,300 and $3,100 per bicycle.
Manufacturer(s):
ADK Technology Limited of China
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
10-290
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