Home / Blog / Bicycle Accidents / Defective bicycle forks prompt company to recall bicycles

Defective bicycle forks prompt company to recall bicycles

Posted on June 24, 2015 11:21 am under Bicycle Accidents

SR Suntour North America is recalling about 68,000 bicycles equipped with SR Suntour bicycle forks after learning that the bolt that connects the upper and the lower parts of the fork might detach, causing the front wheel to disengage from the bicycle and result in a crash, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on June 24.

The company has already received 15 reports of bolt breakage, two of which resulted in cuts and bruises. Bicycles equipped with the defective fork are Cannondale, Diamondback, Giant, GT, INA International, Schwinn, Scott and Trek. The affected bicycle forks have model numbers M3010, M3020, M3030, NEX and XCT, and have a serial number that begins with K and ends with a number between 141101 and150127. Both numbers can be found at the rear side of the fork’s crown.

Affected consumers are asked to return the product for a free product inspection and replacement.

Some bicycle accidents happen due to defective bicycle components. To learn more about your options in filing a case against the manufacturer involved, speak with our Appleton team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.