Bicycles Recalled by SR Suntour Due to Crash Hazard
On June 24, 2015, Bicycles with SR Suntour bicycle forks were recalled due to a hazard that involved the bolt that attached the upper part of the bicycle’s fork to the lower part of the fork. This could break or separate, which could cause the front wheel to come off the bicycle and pose a crash hazard for riders. The recall includes about 68,000 units in the United States and approximately 33,600 in Canada.
Description details: The recall includes Cannondale, Diamondback, Giant, GT, INA International, Schwinn, Scott and Trek brand bicycles with SR Suntour bicycle forks models M3010, M3020, M3030, NEX and XCT. Recalled forks can be seen with serial numbers in the top row beginning with “K” and ending with a number between 141101 and 150127 and are located on the back of the fork’s crown. The serial number is in the first row, while the model number is in the second row. “SR Suntour” can be seen printed on stickers on both sides of the fork legs.
As far as incidents and injuries are concerned, there have been 15 reports so far of the bolts breaking or separating from the bicycles, including two reports of minor injuries. These injuries included abrasions, cuts, and bruises.
To remedy the situation, consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled SR Suntour bicycle forks and return the bicycle to the place of purchase for a free inspection and repair. Consumers are able to call SR Suntour toll-free at (888) 820-8458 from 9 to 6 CT Monday through Friday or online at www.srsuntour-cycling.com and click on “Safety Recall Notice” for more information.
Possible consumers should be aware that these Bicycles were sold at Bicycle stores, sports stores, and mass merchandisers from November 2014 through May 2015 for between $300 and $400 total for the bicycles. They were manufactured in China.
Recall on Trek Bicycles
Some affected Trek brand bicycles were sold equipped with disc brakes and a front quick release lever that opens past 180 degrees. If the quick release is improperly adjusted or left open on a bicycle with a front disc brake, the quick release lever can become caught in the front disc brake assembly. When this occurs, the front wheel could potentially separate or come to a sudden stop and the rider could lose control of their bicycle. The quick release on the bicycle should always be correctly adjusted before one rides. Trek’s owner manual contains detailed instructions on how to install the proper quick release and remove it as well.
The affected models include any Trek bicycle that is equipped with disc brakes and a front quick release lever that can open beyond 180 degrees. If you aren’t sure if you have an affected model, take your Trek bicycle to a retailer for a free inspection.
So, what if you are an owner of a recalled bicycle? If you own one affected by this recall and would like a replacement quick release, Trek will provide a free replacement quick release that includes free installation. You will also receive a $20 coupon towards any Bontrager product, which is redeemable through December 31, 2015 at your local authorized Trek retailer. You can contact Trek for more information at 1-800-373-4594.