More than 1.3 million bicycles are under a recall notice due to the possibility of injury to the rider.
Bicycles from 13 different manufacturers with front disc brakes and quick release levers are being recalled.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall.
The bicycle companies, brands and model years affected are:
- Accell North America – Diamondback, Raleigh – 2004-2015
- Advanced Sports International – Breezer, Fuji , SE – 2005-2015
- Cycling Sports Group Inc. – Cannondale, GT – 1998-2015
- Felt Racing LLC – Felt – 2006-2015
- G. Joannou Cycle Co. Inc. – Jamis – 2005-2015
- Giant Bicycle Inc. – Giant – 2003-2004
- Haro Bikes – Haro – 2000-2015
- LTP Sports Group Inc. – Norco – 2000-2015
- Performance Bicycle Inc. – Access – 2009-2015
- Quality Bicycle Products – Civia Cycles -- 2008-2015
- Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) – Novara – 2014-2015
- Ridley Bikes – Ridley – 2014-2015
- Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. – Specialized – 2002-2015
The affected bicycles cost between $200 and $10,000.
The problem leading to the recall lies with the front disc brakes. There have been three incidents in which a lever on a bicycle’s front wheel hub came into contact with the disc brake assembly, causing the bicycle to suddenly stop. One person suffered a broken finger as well as wrist and shoulder injuries.
Anybody with these bicycles should stop using them immediately and contact the company for free installation of a new quick release.
They were manufactured in China, Japan, Poland, Switzerland and Taiwan.