This month, bicyclists everywhere are getting ready for the springtime riding season. However, many bicyclists never stop to think about bicycle product recalls. Many bicyclists do not even remember to register their products. Use of a recalled bicycle product can result in a serious accident. Accidents at high speeds on bicycles are often fatal. That's why it is vital to be aware of bicycle recalls.
Over the last few weeks, there have been two bicycle product recalls.
Roughly 1000 MundoV4 Cargo bicycles, manufactured in China and imported by Yuba Bicycles of Sausalito, California, were recalled over concerns that a rider/passenger's foot could get caught in the rear wheel. This poses a foot injury as well as a fall hazard. The importer is aware of two passengers having their feet caught in the rear wheel. No injuries were reported.
The recalled bicycles were sold online and by bicycle dealers across the country for a little over $1,000, and come in orange, black and blue colors. The bicycles were sold from 2011 through 2012. Owners should contact Yuba Bicycles for repair at (877) 889-9822 or visit www.yubabikes.com.
The other recall involves hydraulic disc brakes of a bicycle. These bicycle brakes were manufactured in Germany and imported by Magura, USA. While no incidents or injuries have been reported, the brakes can fail in cold weather. This poses a significant fall and accident hazard for bicyclists.
Roughly 3000 of these brakes are being recalled. They were manufactured between March 2011 and May 2012 and were sold at bicycle retailers across the country between January 2011 and March 2013 for $200 to $300. The importer, Magura USA, can be contacted at (800) 448-3876 or online at www.maguradirect.com.
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