A September 29 report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated that thirteen companies are recalling an estimated 1.3 million faulty bicycles that can cause injuries to riders.
According to the recall, the front wheel of the affected bikes may suddenly stop or become detached during operation if the quick release (QR) lever were to swing open and strike the disc brake rotor. The CPSC website has listed the company names included in the recall, and they are aware of one incident related to the issue that resulted in an individual sustaining injury.
Bike owners may check to see if their units are included in the recall by measuring the space between the fully opened QR lever and the rotor. If this gap is less than 6 mm, bike owners should contact their dealers to arrange a free replacement of the defective part.
The attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® understand how devastating injuries inflicted by defective products can be on victims. If you have suffered as a result of a poorly-designed or built product, call us today at (414) 271-0900 to speak to a product liability lawyer about your situation.