Tag: recall bicycle gear

Front suspension fork recall

A Swedish front air suspension fork importer is recalling 5,400 forks used on some Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse, and Levo mountain bicycles.

The company, Öhlins Racing AB, reports four injuries, including a broken rib, after the air cartridge abruptly sprung out of the stanchion tube. Mountain bikers who have the forks mounted on their bikes can …

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Specialized recalls bicycles outfitted with Stout brand cranks

Specialized Bicycle Components announced it is recalling about 1,800 bicycles that use faulty Stout brand cranks after determining that the crank arm can separate from the drivetrain.

No injuries or accidents have been reported, but Specialized is urging cyclists to stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized dealer for a free replacement.

The …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/09/specialized-recalls-bicycles-outfitted-with-stout-brand-cranks/

Garneau recalls non-compliant bicycle helmets

Helmet-maker Louis Garneau is recalling 1,200 bicycle helmets sold in the US and Canada after discovering that the Course-style helmets in matte colors degrade over time and don’t comply with the impact requirements set by those countries’ safety standards.

Owners should stop using the helmets, which pose a risk for injury, and contact Louis Garneau …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/16/garneau-recalls-non-compliant-bicycle-helmets/

UVEX recalls 46,000 bicycle helmets

Germany-based helmet maker UVEX is recalling 46,800 bicycle helmets because the chinstrap can fail. Also, the helmet does not comply with impact guidelines of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

No incident or injuries have been reported, but the CPSC says the anchor for the chinstrip can break, causing the helmet to slide off a user’s head. The …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/12/uvex-recalls-46000-bicycle-helmets/

Instructions on mountain bike rear shock-absorbers spark recall

Incorrectly worded instructions has prompted Fletcher, N.C.-based Cane Creek Cycling Components to recall 5,000 of its DBINLINE rear bicycle shock absorbers.

The shock absorbers are marked with graphics that mislabel the adjustments for “high speed rebound” damping — the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols are switched. Following the instructions could cause the bike to respond …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/30/instructions-on-mountain-bike-rear-shock-absorbers-spark-recall/

Specialized recalling 12,000 Globe model bicycles

Specialized is warning consumers to stop riding Globe bicycles they might have bought over the past five years because the front fork steering tube can break.

The Morgan Hill, California-based company has received four reports of front forks breaking, causing face, head and shoulder injuries.

The Specialized 2008 and 2009 Globe bicycles use Kinesis aluminum …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/09/25/specialized-recalling-12000-globe-model-bicycles/

Store chain recalls 68,000 bikes sold in Upper Midwest; 3 other recalls

It’s a little bit like Dave Stoller’s “Breaking Away” dad waking up from a nightmare screaming “Refund!? Refund!?” except in this case it’s “Recall!? Recall!?”

Seven bicycle brands — representing 68,000 children’s and adult bicycles — were recalled on Thursday by Meijer Stores located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Other recalls include PRO …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/30/68000-bikes-sold-in-upper-midwest-recalled-3-other-recalls/

Recall: Tektro brake levers mounted on aerobars for Specialized

Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling 600 brake lever assemblies on aerobars that are faulty and can fail to stop the bicycle.

The US Consumer Protection Safety Commission is urging owners of any bicycles with the Tektro TL-83 brake levers to stop using them and contact dealers for a free replacement.

The Morgan Hill, Calif.-based bike …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/18/recall-tektro-brake-levers-mounted-on-aerobars-for-specialized/

Faulty suspension fork prompts recall for GT, Giant and Trek

A faulty suspension fork manufactured by SR Suntour has sparked a recall of 17,000 GT, Giant and Trek mountain bikes that use the fork.

Owners should stop riding bicycles that are mounted with these forks. They can be returned to any GT, Giant or Trek retailer for free repair.

The fork’s internal support tubes can break, causing the rider to lose control. SR Suntour has received 12 such reports …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/12/faulty-suspension-fork-prompts-recall-for-gt-giant-and-trek/

Topeak child bike seat recall due to amputation hazard

Grab bar dangerMassachusetts-based Todson Inc. is recalling 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats because children can get their fingers caught in the grab bar hinge.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Todson said two reports of near amputations have been filed about children whose fingertips were caught in the hinge mechanism.

Parents are urged to stop using the seats until they can install a free cover retrofit kit from Todson…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/05/topeak-child-bike-seat-recall-due-to-amputation-hazard/