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Felt Bicycles Recalls Triathlon Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 25, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 24, 2014
Recall number: 14-159

  • Felt Bicycles 2008 S22 Triathlon Bicycle
    Felt Bicycles 2008 S22 Triathlon Bicycle

Recall Summary

Name of product:  2008 Felt S22 and S32 Triathlon Bicycles and 2010 Felt S32, B12, B14 and B16 Triathlon Bicycles.

Hazard:  The steer tube on the bicycle fork can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.

Consumer Contact:  Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.feltracing.com and click on “Notices” for more information.

Recall Details

In conjunction with Canada

Units:  About 3,300 (2,100 additional units with the same steer tube were previously recalled in June 2010) in U.S. and about 190 in Canada

Description:  This recall includes all 2008 Felt S22 and S32 triathlon bicycles, and 2010 S32, B12, B14 and B16 triathlon bicycles. The bicycles have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks and aluminum steer tubes. The Felt logo is on the seat, frame and tires. The model number is printed on the frame, next to the Felt logo. The 2008 S22 model was sold in gloss white and the 2008 S32 was sold in gloss red. The 2010 S32 model was sold in gloss black, the 2010 B12 was sold in gloss white, the 2010 B14 was sold in gloss pewter and the 2010 B16 was sold in matte black.

Incidents/Injuries:  Felt Bicycles has received 18 reports of the bicycle forks breaking, including five reports of minor injuries.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and steer tube replacement. 

Sold at:  Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2007 through February 2014 for between $1,500 and $3,000.

Distributor:  Felt Bicycles, of Irvine, Calif.

Manufacturer:  ADK Technology Ltd., of China

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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