Brompton Bicycle Ltd recalls Brompton Bicycles with FAG Bottom Bracket Cartridge BB66

Starting date:
December 21, 2017
Posting date:
December 21, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-65474

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Brompton Bicycle Ltd.

Affected products

Brompton Bicycles with FAG Bottom Bracket Cartridge BB66

Product description

This recall involves Brompton Bicycles with FAG bottom bracket cartridge BB66 and serial numbers from 1403284144 to 1705150001.  The bicycles can be any model, for example M, P, S or H-type, or any other configuration.

The serial number is located on a curved plate or silver sticker applied to the frame.

Hazard identified

The axle can fail without warning, posing an injury or fall hazard.

As of December 18, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 1,282 units of the affected products were sold in Canada, and approximately 8,400 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The product was distributed from April 2014 to May 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in United Kingdom.

Companies

Distributor
Brompton Bicycle Ltd.
London
UNITED KINGDOM
Manufacturer
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
Herzogenaurach
GERMANY

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Brompton dealer to receive a free replacement bottom bracket cartridge.

For more information, consumers can contact Brompton Bicycle Ltd. by telephone toll-free at 1-800-578-6785 between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or by email.

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.