Various Companies Recall Bicycles with Front Wheel Quick-Releases and Disc Brakes

Starting date:
September 29, 2015
Posting date:
September 29, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54910

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and various bicycle manufacturers and distributors

Affected products

Bicycles with Front-Wheel Quick-Releases and Disc Brakes

Product description

This recall involves bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever of the front wheel hub where the clearance between the quick release lever in its most open position and the disc brake rotor is less than 6 millimeters, which is the equivalent of the thickness of a standard No. 2 Pencil (#2 Pencil Test).

Bicycles with front quick release levers that have 6 millimeters or more of clearance between the lever in its most open position and the disc brake rotor are not included in this recall. Bicycles without disc brake rotors are also not included in this recall.

The following bicycles with front disc brakes are included in this recall
Company Brand Years Website Telephone
Accell North America Diamondback, Raleigh 2004-2015 www.diamondback.com
www.raleighusa.com
1-800-251-8435
Advanced Sports International Fuji, Breezer, SE 2005-2015 www.breezerbikes.com
www.fujibikes.com
www.sebikes.com
1-888-286-6263
Cycling Sports Group, Inc. Cannondale 1998-2015 www.cannondale.com 1-800-245-3872
Felt Racing, LLC Felt 2006-2015 www.feltbicycles.com 1-866-433-5887
Giant Bicycle, Canada Giant 2003-2005 www.giant-bicycles.com 1-800-665-9311
G. Joannou Cycle Co., Inc Jamis 2005-2015 www.jamisbikes.com 1-800-533-9010
LTP Sports Group, Inc. Norco 2000-2015 www.norco.com

1-800-263-2344 (Eastern U.S. and Canada)

1-800-663-8916 (Western U.S. and Canada)

Quality Bicycle Products, Inc. Civia Cycles 2008-2012 www.civiacycles.com 1-877-311-7686
Ridley Bikes Ridley 2014-2015 www.ridley-bikes.com 1-877-283-7545
Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. Specialized 2002-2015 www.specialized.com 1-800-722-4423
 

 

Hazard identified

A quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub, when improperly adjusted or left open, can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly and cause the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a fall hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor the recalling companies has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these front disc brakes with quick release levers in Canada.

In the United States, 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.

Number sold

Approximately 245,924 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 1,300,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 1998 to July 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan, China, Japan, Poland, and Switzerland.

Companies

Distributor
Accell North America
Kent
Washington
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Cycling Sports Group, Inc.
Wilton
Connecticut
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Felt Racing, LLC
Irvine
California
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Giant Bicycle Canada
North Vancouver
British Columbia
CANADA
Distributor
G. Joannou Cycle Co., Inc.
(Jamis Bikes)
Northvale
New Jersey
UNITED STATES
Distributor
LTP Sports Group Inc.
Port Coquitlam
British Columbia
CANADA
Distributor
Quality Bicycle Products, Inc.
Minneapolis
Minnesota
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Ridley Bikes
Beringen
BELGIUM
Distributor
Specialized Bicycle Components
Morgan Hill
California
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Vellend Tech Canada Inc.
(Fuji, Breezer, SE)
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers can contact the recalling companies through their websites and call centres listed in the Product Description above or visit the Bicycle Product Supplier Association Quick Release Recall website.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.