Various Manufacturers Recall Bicycles
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently announced the recall of bicycles from a number of manufacturers, including Trek, Cannondale, and Norco. Appoximately 16,000 Trek bikes, 1,500 Cannondale bikes, and 3,600 Norco bikes are affected by the recall.
The problem with the Trek and Cannondale bikes is that the suspension fork loses alignment, causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly, which can cause the rider to crash. Suspension forks are installed on bikes to give the rider more control in rough areas. The suspension forks on these recalled bikes are manufactured by JD Components and are known as “JD suspension forks”. This problem may be seen with any type of bike using a JD suspension fork, not just Cannondale and Trek bikes.
The recalled Trek models are year 2009 Trek 7300, 7300WSD, and 7500 bicycles. The model number is printed on the frame of the bike. The words “Bontrager SPA” are written on the suspension fork. The models were sold nationwide by Trek dealers from August 2008 through April 2009 for $640 to $940.
Trek is asking that owners of these bikes stop riding them immediately and contact their dealer to schedule a free repair. For more information on the Trek recall, call Trek at 1-800-382-2453 or visit their website at www.trekbikes.com. To read the government recall warning and see a photo of the recalled Trek bikes, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09224.html.
The recalled Cannondale modeles are year 2008 Cannondale Adventure 2, Adventure 3, Adventure 2 Feminine and Adventure 3 Feminine bicycles. The model name is printed on the frame of the bike. The words “Cannondale AT35 adventure trail” is printed on the suspension fork. The recall does not include bikes using the Rock Shox i-ride fork. The models were sold nationwide by Cannondale retailers from February 2009 through April 2009 for $600 to $800.
Cannondale is asking that owners of these bikes stop riding them immediately and contact their dealer to schedule a free repair. For more information on the Cannondale recall, call Cannodale at 1-800-245-3872 (1-800-BIKE-USA) or visit their website at www.cannondale.com. To read the government recall warning and see a photo of the recalled Cannondale bikes, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09225.html
The Norco bikes were recalled not because of the supsension fork, but because the frame can crack and break, causing the rider to crash. The frames were manufactured by Norco Performance Bikes of Canada.
The recalled Norco bikes are models 2007 Team DH, 2008 Team DH, Aline Park, Aline, Atomik, Shore 1,2,3, 2009 Atomik (without gussets). All colors are included in the recall. The model name is printed on a decal on the top tube of each frame/bike. The recalled bikes were sold nationwide at bicycle distributers from September 2006 through February 2009 for $2,000 to $7,000.
Norco is asking that owners of these bikes stop riding them immediately and contact their dealer or Norco directly to schedule a free replacement. For more information on the Norco recall, call Norco at 1-800-663-8916, visit their website at www.norco.com, or email email@example.com. To read the government recall warning and see a photo of the recalled Norco bikes, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09223.html.
If you have suffered an injury from one of the recalled bikes, you should report your injury to CPSC using the form at the following website: https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.Contact the products liability lawyers at Schlichter Bogard & Denton for a free review of your case.