Advanced Sports International is recalling 1,700 Breezer Downtown bicycles after receiving a dozen reports of pedals disconnecting from the spindles.Owners are urged to stop riding the bicycles because the dropped pedal can lead to a fall and injury. The pedals can be replaced for free at an authorized Breezer dealer.
The bikes, made in China, were sold at Breezer dealers from July 2014 to May 2015 for $450 to $650, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is aiding in the recall.
Bike models in the recall are Downtown 3, Downtown 3-ST, Downtown 8, Downtown 8-ST, Downtown EX, and Downtown EX-ST. The bikes come in a variety of colors and sizes; the model name is printed on the top tube.
Breezer Bikes takes its name from Joe Breeze, a legendary mountain bike builder and racer in Marin County who built his first bikes in 1977. A member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Breeze launched a company that built mountain and road bikes as he advocated using bicycles for transportation. He sold the company to Advanced Sports International in 2008.