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Seventeen brands recall 1.5 million bikes for quick-release issue

Seventeen bike brands are participating in a joint voluntary recall involving certain bikes equipped with front-wheel quick-releases and disc brakes. The recall is being conducted by the brands in conjunction with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and the Consumer Protection Agency of the United Mexican States.

The recall addresses bicycles equipped with a front quick-release lever that can come into contact with the front disc brake when improperly adjusted or left open while riding. An open quick-release can result in the front wheel coming to a sudden stop or separating from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

“Rider safety is our top priority,” said Patrick Cunnane, Chair of BPSA’s committee. “We are pleased to be able to serve a role in bringing together the participating companies and facilitating this unprecedented large group effort.”

Bike brands and model years involved in this recall:

Diamondback: 2004-2015 www.diamondback.com
Raleigh: 2004-2015 www.raleighusa.com
Breezer: 2005-2015 www.breezerbikes.com
Fuji: 2005-2015 www.fujibikes.com
SE: 2005-2015 www.sebikes.com
Cannondale: 1998-2015 www.cannondale.com
GT: 1998-2015 www.gtbicycles.com
Felt: 2006-2015 www.feltbicycles.com
Jamis: 2005-2015 www.jamisbikes.com
Giant: 2003-2004 www.giant-bicycles.com
Haro: 2000-2015 www.harobikes.com
Norco: 2000-2015 www.norco.com
Access: 2009-2015 www.performancebike.com
Civia Cycles: 2008-2012 www.civiacycles.com
Novara: 2002-2015 www.rei.com
Ridley: 2014-2015 www.ridley-bikes.com
Specialized: 2002-2015 www.specialized.com

This follows a similar recall involving Trek Bicycle earlier this year, in which nearly 1 million Trek bikes were recalled due to the same quick-release/disc brake concerns.

A rider should check the Quick-Release Recall website to see if his or her bike is part of the recall. A rider with a bike that is subject to the recall should stop riding the bike and take it to a dealer to have a new quick-release installed. In many cases, the replacement can be accomplished in as little as five minutes.