Felt Bicycles recalls Triathlon Bicycles

Starting date:
April 24, 2014
Posting date:
April 24, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Suspected quality concern
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39155

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Felt Bicycles

Affected products

2008 Felt S22 and S32 Triathlon Bicycles and 2010 Felt S32, B12, B14 and B16 Triathlon Bicycles

Product description

This recall includes all 2008 Felt S22 and S32 triathlon bicycles, and 2010 S32, B12, B14 and B16 triathlon bicycles. The bicycles have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks and aluminum steer tubes. The Felt logo is on the seat, frame and tires. The model number is printed on the frame, next to the Felt logo.

The 2008 S22 model was sold in gloss white and the 2008 S32 was sold in gloss red. The 2010 S32 model was sold in gloss black, the 2010 B12 was sold in gloss white, the 2010 B14 was sold in gloss pewter and the 2010 B16 was sold in matte black.

Hazard identified

The steer tube on the bicycle fork can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.

Felt Bicycles has received 18 reports of the bicycle forks breaking, including five reports of minor injuries.  No reports were from Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these bicycles.

Number sold

Approximately 193 bicycles were sold in Canada (44 additional units with the same steer tube were previously recalled in July 2010) and approximately 3,300 in the United States (2,100 additional units with the same steer tube were previously recalled in June 2010).

Time period sold

The recalled bicycles were sold from October 2007 through February 2014 at bicycle specialty stores.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
ADK Technology Ltd.
CHINA
Distributor
Felt Bicycles
Irvine
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers may contact Felt Bicycles toll-free at 1-866-433-5887 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the Felt Bicycles website and click on “Notices” for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.