Two big bicycle recalls took back more than 100,000 total bikes on September 22 in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The first was for Morgan Hill, California’s Specialized Bicycle Components while the second was for Bridgeway International, Inc. from Naples, Florida.
For Specialized, the company recalled approximately 14,200 bikes with an Advance Group carbon fork part (manufactured by Advance Group in Taiwan). The danger exists due to a brake part found in the bike’s carbon fork that is prone to disconnect from the fork. This defect permits the brake apparatus to touch the spokes of the wheels while they rotate, which can in turn cause the rider to fall. According to the CPSC, Specialized has received two accounts of the brake apparatus separating from the carbon fork, while no injuries had been accounted for at the time of the report.
Bridgeway took back approximately 91,000 Chinese-manufactured bikes due to a faulty chain that can snap and cause the rider to lose steering and fall. The CPSC reports 11 accidents thus far, which include nine accounts of injury in the form of cuts and bruises.
In both cases, consumers should stop using the unsafe recalled bicycles immediately and contact the companies for recall and refund information. Defects in bicycle manufacturing can lead to serious injuries at the fault of the manufacturer. Have you been injured in a Pennsylvania bicycle accident that you believe was the result of manufacturer error? Contact the Philadelphia product liability attorneys with Anapol Weiss at 1-866-735-2792 for a free case review today.