Thirteen Manufacturers, Distributors Recall Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard
Recall date: SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 Recall number: 15-253
Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled.
An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.
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Consumers should contact the recalling companies through their websites and call centers listed below or visit the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Quick Release Recall website at www.quickreleaserecall.com.
About 1.3 million (in addition about 245,000 bikes were sold in Canada and about 9,000 were sold in Mexico)
This recall involves bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release (QR) lever on the front wheel hub. Bicycles that do not have disc brakes are not included in this recall. When the front QR is fully opened, if there is less than 6 mm — or the width of a #2 pencil — between the QR and disk brake rotor on the wheel, the bicycle is included in this recall. A video showing how to determine if a bike is included in this recall is available at www.quickreleaserecall.com. The recalled bicycles include the following companies, brands and model years:
Company Brand Model Year(s) Web Page Phone Number
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 www.jamisbikes.com 800-533-9010, ext. 237
Giant Bicycle Inc.
Haro Bikes Haro 2000-2015
LTP Sports Group Inc.
Norco 2000-2015 www.norco.com
800-263-2344 (Eastern US and Canada)
800-663-8916 (Western U.S. and Canada)
Performance Bicycle Inc.
Access 2009-2015 www.performancebike.com 800-727-2453
Quality Bicycle Products
Civia Cycles 2008-2012 www.civiacycles.com 877-311-7686
Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)
Novara 2002-2015 www.rei.com 800-426-4840
Ridley 2014-2015 www.ridley-bikes.com 877-283-7545
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.
Specialized 2002-2015 www.specialized.com
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.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact the recalling company for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel.
Bicycle stores nationwide from about 1998 through 2015 for between $200 and $10,000 for the bicycles.
China, Japan, Poland, Switzerland and Taiwan.