Thirteen manufacturers recall bikes with front disc brakes due to crash hazard

Posted at 10:14 AM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 10:14:18-04

Thirteen bicycle manufacturers and distributors have recalled bicycles with front disc brakes and , according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Safety Commission says that an open quick release level on the bike’s front wheel can come in contact with the front disc brake, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle.

There have been three incidents reported, one of which an adult male suffered a broken finger, wrist injury, shoulder injury, and abrasions.

No injuries were reported in the other two incidents.

Reports say about 1.3 million bikes have been sold since 1998.

The bicycles on recall include:

  • Accell North America – Diamondback, Raleigh brands, years 2004-2015
  • Advanced Sports International –  Breezer, FujiSE brands, years 2005-2015
  • Cycling Sports Group Inc. – Cannondale, GT brands, years 1998-2015
  • Felt Racing LLC, Felt brand, years 2006-2015
  • G. Joannou Cycle Co. Inc.- Jamis brands, years 2005-2015
  • Giant Bicycle Inc. – Giant brand, years 2003-2004
  • Haro Bikes –  Haro brand, years 2000-2015
  • LTP Sports Group Inc. – Norco brand, years 2000-2015
  • Quality Bicycle Products, Civia Cycles brand, years 2008-2012
  • Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), Novara brand, years 2002-2015
  • Ridley Bikes, Ridley brand, years 2014-2015
  • Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Specialized brand, years 2002-2015

Bicycles that do not have disc brakes are not included in this recall.