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.
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.
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||
|Advanced Sports International||Breezer, Fuji, SE||2005-2015||
|Cycling Sports Group Inc.||Cannondale, GT||1998-2015||
|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|
|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|
|Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.||Specialized||2002-2015||www.specialized.com||800-722-4423|
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact the recalling company for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel.
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.