Felt Bicycles Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below,
today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
Name of product: 2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 road bicycles.
Units: About 2,100 bicycles
Importer: Felt Bicycles, of Irvine, Calif.
Manufacturer: ADK Technology Limited of China
Hazard: The bicycle's fork steer tube can break, causing the rider to
lose control, fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Felt Bicycles has received seven reports of the
bicycle forks breaking. Minor injuries, including bumps and bruises
were reported in one of the incidents.
Description: The recall includes all 2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32
-- 2009 B12 - These bicycles are gloss silver/carbon and have carbon
fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
-- 2009 B16 - These bicycles are matte black/red and have carbon fiber
frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
-- 2009 S32 - These bicycles are available in gloss white/red and have
aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2008
through May 2010 for between about $2,300 and $3,100 per bicycle.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles
and contact your local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free
inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Felt Bicycles
toll-free at (866) 433-5887 or (866) 4-FELT-US, or visit the firm's
website at www.feltracing.com.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that
are either directly related to this product recall or involve a
different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with
protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from
over 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents
cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed
to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the
safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools,
cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly
to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated
with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this
or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call
CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or
visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release
and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail
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Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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