07/01/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Irvine, CA—About 2,100 bicycles have been voluntarily recalled by Felt Bicycles and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over fall hazards. Only the 2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 bicycles are involved in this recall, which was announced on June 30, 2010 by the CPSC.
The product recall was initiated after finding the bicycle’s fork steer tube can break, which can cause the rider to loose control, fall and become injured. At this time, Felt Bicycles have received seven reports of the bicycle forks breaking. One of the reports caused injuries, like bumps and bruises.
The CPSC described the recalled 2009 Felt mode B12, B16 and S32 road bicycles as:
• 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.
The recalled bicycles were sold at bicycle specialty stores across the U.S. from October 2008 through May 2010. The bikes sold for between $2,300 and $3,100 per bicycle.
Consumers are advised to stop using the bicycles immediately, and contact your local Felt Bicycles dealers to receive a free inspection and repair.
For further information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 or (866) 4-FELT-US, or visit their website at www.feltracing.com
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