Various Companies Recall Bicycles with Front Wheel Quick-Releases and Disc Brakes
- Starting date:
- September 29, 2015
- Posting date:
- September 29, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fall Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and various bicycle manufacturers and distributors
Bicycles with Front-Wheel Quick-Releases and Disc Brakes
This recall involves bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever of the front wheel hub where the clearance between the quick release lever in its most open position and the disc brake rotor is less than 6 millimeters, which is the equivalent of the thickness of a standard No. 2 Pencil (#2 Pencil Test).
Bicycles with front quick release levers that have 6 millimeters or more of clearance between the lever in its most open position and the disc brake rotor are not included in this recall. Bicycles without disc brake rotors are also not included in this recall.
|Accell North America||Diamondback, Raleigh||2004-2015||
|Advanced Sports International||Fuji, Breezer, SE||2005-2015||
|Cycling Sports Group, Inc.||Cannondale||1998-2015||www.cannondale.com||1-800-245-3872|
|Felt Racing, LLC||Felt||2006-2015||www.feltbicycles.com||1-866-433-5887|
|Giant Bicycle, Canada||Giant||2003-2005||www.giant-bicycles.com||1-800-665-9311|
|G. Joannou Cycle Co., Inc||Jamis||2005-2015||www.jamisbikes.com||1-800-533-9010|
|LTP Sports Group, Inc.||Norco||2000-2015||www.norco.com||
1-800-263-2344 (Eastern U.S. and Canada)
1-800-663-8916 (Western U.S. and Canada)
|Quality Bicycle Products, Inc.||Civia Cycles||2008-2012||www.civiacycles.com||1-877-311-7686|
|Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.||Specialized||2002-2015||www.specialized.com||
A quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub, when improperly adjusted or left open, can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly and cause the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a fall hazard.
Neither Health Canada nor the recalling companies has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these front disc brakes with quick release levers in Canada.
In the United States, there have been three incidents reported in which an open quick release lever on a bicycle’s front wheel hub came into contact with the bike's front disc brake assembly and caused the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle. In one incident, an adult male suffered a broken finger, a wrist injury, a shoulder injury and abrasions. No injuries were reported in the other two incidents.
Approximately 245,924 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 1,300,000 units were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from January 1998 to July 2015.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Taiwan, China, Japan, Poland, and Switzerland.
Accell North America
Cycling Sports Group, Inc.
Felt Racing, LLC
Giant Bicycle Canada
G. Joannou Cycle Co., Inc.
LTP Sports Group Inc.
Quality Bicycle Products, Inc.
Specialized Bicycle Components
Vellend Tech Canada Inc.
(Fuji, Breezer, SE)
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and contact the recalling company for a free installation of a new quick release lever on the front wheel.
For more information, consumers can contact the recalling companies through their websites and call centres listed in the Product Description above or visit the Bicycle Product Supplier Association Quick Release Recall website.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.