Various Santa Cruz and Juliana Aluminum Bicycle Frames recalled due to fall hazard

Starting date:
November 25, 2020
Posting date:
November 25, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-74387

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Various Santa Cruz and Juliana Aluminum Bicycle Frames.
  • Issue: The aluminum frame may bend or buckle causing the rider to fall.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with aluminum frames and contact Santa Cruz Bicycles to arrange for a free inspection.

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

Affected products

Various aluminum Santa Cruz and Juliana bicycle frames

Product description

This recall involves the following Santa Cruz or Juliana models with an aluminum frame:
Model Colour
Santa Cruz Nomad 4a Aluminum Black, Eggplant
Santa Cruz Bronson 3a Aluminum Red Tide, Olive
Juliana Roubion 3a Maritime Grey
Santa Cruz 5010 3a Aluminum Dark Grey, Robins Egg
Juliana Furtado 3a Aluminum Fog

The name "Santa Cruz" or "Juliana" appears on the down tube of the frame. Model names appear in different locations on the front and rear triangles, depending on the model. Other models and colours are not affected by this recall. Only frames without six small indents above the first letter of the serial number are included in this recall. The serial number is located on the bottom bracket shell.

Testing is necessary to identify affected frames. The aluminum frames were sold individually or as part of a complete bicycle.

Hazard identified

The aluminum frame pieces could have experienced thermal damage during a non-standard paint stripping operation and can bend or buckle causing the rider to unexpectedly fall.

As of November 11, 2020, the company has received 1 report of an incident in Canada, and no reports of injury. In the United States, the company has received 4 reports of incidents, and no reports of injury.

Number sold

The company reported 216 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 2,136 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from June 2019 to October 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Manufacturer
Santa Cruz Bicycles
Santa Cruz
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bikes with aluminum frames and contact Santa Cruz Bicycles to arrange for a free inspection. Consumers with affected frames can choose either a replacement aluminum frame or a refund voucher for the value of the recalled frame.

For more information, consumers can call Santa Cruz Bicycles toll-free at 1-833-944-8335 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by email , or online at http://www.santacruzbicycles.com and click on the "Product Recall" link 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.

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.