Quick Release Product Recall Involving 13 Manufactures

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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.

Hazard:
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.

Remedy:
View Details Replace Consumer Contact:
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.

Units
About 1.3 million (in addition about 245,000 bikes were sold in Canada and about 9,000 were sold in Mexico)
Description

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
www.diamondback.com
www.raleighusa.com
800-251-8435
800-251-8435

Advanced Sports International
Breezer, Fuji, SE 2005-2015
www.breezerbikes.com
www.fujibikes.com
www.sebikes.com
888-286-6263

Cycling Sports Group Inc.
Cannondale, GT 1998-2015
www.cannondale.com
www.gtbicycles.com
800-245-3872
800-843-2453

Felt Racing LLC Felt 2006-2015
www.feltbicycles.com 866-433-5887

G. Joannou Cycle Co. Inc.
Jamis 2005-2015 www.jamisbikes.com 800-533-9010, ext. 237

Giant Bicycle Inc.
Giant 2003-2004
www.giant-bicycles.com
866-458-2555

Haro Bikes Haro 2000-2015
www.harobikes.com
800-289-4276

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 Bikes
Ridley 2014-2015 www.ridley-bikes.com 877-283-7545

Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.
Specialized 2002-2015 www.specialized.com
800-722-4423
Incidents/Injuries

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.
Remedy

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact the recalling company for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel.
Sold at

Bicycle stores nationwide from about 1998 through 2015 for between $200 and $10,000 for the bicycles.
Manufacturer(s)

Manufactured in

China, Japan, Poland, Switzerland and Taiwan.