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Posted on May 22, 2014

Spring is finally here.  More people are out and about.  There are also more people riding their bikes enjoying the beautiful weather.  Some ride for run, and others ride to compete in races.  Before riding their bikes for the season, bicyclists should be aware of recent bicycle recalls. 

Triathlon Bicycles Recalled In April 2014

Recalled Triatholon Bike-PA NJ Dangerous Products LawyerIn April, triathlon bicycles made by Felt were recalled. Several models of the bikes were recalled: 2008 Felt S22, S32 Triathlon Bicycles, 2010 Felt S32, B12, B14 and B16 Triathlon Bicycles.

The steer tube on the bicycle fork can break and cause riders to lose control, posing a risk of injury. Approximately 3,300 bikes were recalled.  Back in June 2010, 2,100 bikes with the same steer tube were recalled.

18 incidents have been reported, including 5 reports of minor injury.

The bikes were sold at specialty stores nationwide from October 2007 through February 2014 for between $1,500 and $3,000.

Tandem Bicycles Recalled In May 2014

Recalled Tandem Bike-PA NJ Dangerous Products LawyerEarlier this month, approximately 80 Cannondale tandem bicycles were recalled.  The bicycle fork can break and cause riders to lose control.

3 models of the 2014 Cannondale tandem bicycles were involved in the recall: Road 1, Road 2 and 29 Tandem. 

The bikes were sold at authorized Cannondale dealers from October 2013 to December 2013 for between $2,700 and $5,400.


BMC Bicycles Recalled In May 2014

Recalled Bike-PA NJ Dangerous Products LawyerJust last week, BMC recalled 160 bikes.  The recall involves certain models of Alpenchallenge, Urbanchallenge and Masschallenge bicycles equipped with full carbon Aprebic bike forks.

The bicycle forks can crack or break, which poses a fall hazard to riders.

The bikes were sold at authorized BMC bicycle dealers nationwide from December 2011 to June 2013 for about $1,000.


Injured Bikers/Consumers’ Legal Rights After Accidents Caused By Recalled/Dangerous Bikes

Injured riders may be entitled to reasonable financial compensation from bike manufacturers if their accidents and injuries were caused by the recalled bikes.  If the bicycles were defective, injured riders may file products liability claims against the manufacturers.  To learn more, access our legal article: What Is A Dangerous Product? What Makes A Product Dangerous Or Defective?

Injured consumers may recover the following damages in a products liability lawsuit:

  • medical expenses,
  • lost wages,
  • pain and suffering, and
  • other out of pocket expenses.

Related defective products case result: Products Liability Case Settles Favorably For A Client Injured By A Defective Blender

If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled or dangerous bicycle and would like to discuss your legal rights, contact the experienced Philadelphia, PA & NJ products liability lawyers at White and Williams LLP for a free consultation at 877.944.8396.

*Source of recalled bikes: www.cpsc.gov

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