• 2 Bike-Related Recalls in December
  • March 10, 2015 | Author: Stephen J. Burg
  • Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
  • Avid bicyclists or parents looking to buy bike-related gifts this holiday should avoid Felt Cyclocross bikes and Salsa Cycles bike forks.

    Felt Bicycles recalled approximately 150 Cyclocross bikes because the frame could break, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall includes the 2015 F65X and F85X models. The F65X has a black aluminum frame while the F85X has a dark red berry-colored frame. Both bikes have the model numbers imprinted on the frame.

    The recalled models were manufactured in Taiwan and sold around the U.S. between June and September 2014.

    Salsa Cycles recalled its Salsa Bearpaw bicycle fork because it could bend or break, the CPSC reported. The bike fork was sold separately and as part of Mukluk products, and the affected forks have the date codes: 20130524, 20130710 or 20130826 stamped on the them.

    The affected forks were sold nationwide in lime, gold, red and black colors, from September 2013 to November 2014.

    Both companies state no accidents or injuries have been reported, but consumers should immediately check their bikes and have them repaired immediately.