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Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:37 am
by redsonic
cobba wrote:Not mentioned on the recalls website yet but Trek seem to be having a worldwide recall on certain front QR skewers.

http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/support/safety_and_recalls/

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/trek-issues-massive-quick-release-skewer-recall-44144/


Someone was left quadriplegic and the skewers are generic so may be on a lot of other low range bikes :shock:

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:50 am
by Duck!
That's actually a really stupid one. How about people taking responsibility for ensuring their equipment is fitted correctly. :roll:

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:57 am
by redsonic
Duck! wrote:That's actually a really stupid one. How about people taking responsibility for ensuring their equipment is fitted correctly. :roll:

My thought was that because the problem skewer was fitted onto relatively low end bikes, the end user was less likely to be knowledgeable. Agreed that much of the responsibility lies with the user, but it seems that the potential for serious injury is huge here.

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:19 pm
by Bentnose
I've seen plenty of people riding with the quick release in the undone position, they seem to think you just wind it up to get it tight, it would cause an issue then.

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:34 pm
by Duck!
That's not a fault of the product, that's the fault of An Idiot.

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:58 pm
by BenGr
Duck! wrote:That's not a fault of the product, that's the fault of An Idiot.

You could also think of what could happen if it got knocked open.

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:52 am
by Boognoss
If tightened appropriately I can't see how that would happen..... Back to the idiot part ;-)

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:07 pm
by stevenaaus
My old mate and his wife (retired history teacher/accountant) brought two $500 MTbs home from toowoomba, and got me out to check his reassembly before he rode them. The Quick-Release levers were stuck out at 90degrees
waiting to ctach on something laugh. They're a bit of a mystery to many people i gather. :)

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:09 pm
by billygoatgruff
This week the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a huge recall of around 1.3 million!!! bikes with disc brakes and QR levers that can get caught in the brake rotors causing an OTB. With such an obvious hazard (even though it can only cause an incident if the QR lever is undone), I think the manufacturers should have seen this coming.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Thirteen-Manufacturers-Distributors-Recall-Bicycles-with-Front-Disc-Brakes-to-Replace-Quick-Release-Lever/

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:36 am
by billygoatgruff
redsonic wrote:
cobba wrote:Not mentioned on the recalls website yet but Trek seem to be having a worldwide recall on certain front QR skewers.

http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/support/safety_and_recalls/

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/trek-issues-massive-quick-release-skewer-recall-44144/


Someone was left quadriplegic and the skewers are generic so may be on a lot of other low range bikes :shock:


redsonic, you have eerily accurate powers of deduction:
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Thirteen-Manufacturers-Distributors-Recall-Bicycles-with-Front-Disc-Brakes-to-Replace-Quick-Release-Lever/

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:38 am
by AlexHuggs
Interesting. I have a Trek with disc brakes but it doesn't have QR skewers. Wonder if that's a response? Although it is last season's model.

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:22 pm
by Mulger bill
AlexHuggs wrote:Interesting. I have a Trek with disc brakes but it doesn't have QR skewers. Wonder if that's a response? Although it is last season's model.

THrough axle or boltup? You're fine. This relates only to QR fitted front hubs owned by people who can't use QRs.

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:30 pm
by Ross
Zipp front hub recall and recalls some Zipp QR levers

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/recalls/ ... -qr-levers

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 9:03 am
by AUbicycles
2016 Focus Spine Carbon Bicycles which is imported by Derby Cycles Australia

Source: https://www.recalls.gov.au/content/inde ... Id/1086622

Identifying features
623013020
623013021
623013022
623013023
623013024
623013025
623013026
623013027
623013028
623013030
623013031

What are the defects?
The frame was potentially manufactured with an incorrect set of linkage parts for the suspension.

What are the hazards?
If incorrect parts are fitted, the swing arm can collide with the seat tube, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:38 am
by AUbicycles
SCOTT Sports SA—Syncros FL 1.0 Bicycle Seatpost recalled by the ACCC

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Identifying features
241421 Bike Addict Team Issue (TW)
241425 Bike Addict 20 (TW)
241438 Bike Solace 10 disc (TW)
241999 Frame set Solace 10 disc (HMF) mech/Di2
242001 Frame set Addict CX 10 disc (HMX) mech/Di2

What are the defects?
The seatpost may break.

What are the hazards?
If the seatpost breaks during use, it poses a fall hazard to the rider.

Where the product was sold
Nationally

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:31 pm
by AUbicycles
Cannondale Bad Boy and Bad Girl bicycles 2010-2012 have been recalled because the forks can crack.

Issue
This recall is a result of reports of some 2010-2012 Cannondale Bad Boy and Bad Girl bicycles developing fatigue cracks
where the axle meets the fork leg. Fatigue cracks grow with use and can result in a broken axle. There is a risk that the axle
may separate from the fork leg, with risk of an accident or injury.

Year SKU Model
2011 1BS1 Bike 11 Bad Boy Solo Headshok
2011 1BS4 Bike 11 Bad Boy Solo Rigid Deore
2012 2BS1 Bike 12 Bad Boy Solo Headshok
2012 2BS5 Bike 12 Bad Boy Solo Rigid 5
2012 2BWS Bike 12 Bad Girl 1
2013 C13BB1 Bad Boy 1 Headshok
2013 C13BB5 Bad Boy 5 Rigid
2013 C13BWS1 Bad Girl 1

Supplier (International)
Cycling Sports Group. Inc.

Australian Wholesaler
MONZA IMPORTS AUSTRALIA



More details:
http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/ ... -2010-2012

2016 Specialized S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias road bicycles

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:23 pm
by AUbicycles
Specialized issued a voluntary recall in the US after it received seven reports of fractures in the bicycle’s rear triangle after the rear wheel came out of the dropout.

This recall involves 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias road bicycles. About 1,000 units were sold in black, white, red and black, white and black and green and blue color combinations.

Distribution outside the US
According to Specialized the recalled S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias were distributed via Specialized retailers from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $6,200 (5,600 euro) and $12,900 (11,700 euro). The recall doesn’t mentioned if and how units of these recalled bike were distributed outside the US.

The problem can be solved easily with the installation of a new rear derailleur hanger. Therefore consumers are summoned to stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized Specialized retailer.


source: Bike EU

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:02 pm
by Bunged Knee

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:54 pm
by Mulger bill
Fox Float X2, seems like the air can can pop.

Specialized MY16 Venge ViAS Rim Brake Frames

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:27 pm
by AUbicycles
Product Safety Australia has now also announced a recalled of the Specialized MY16 Venge ViAS Rim Brake Frames, a announced a few posts before.

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Issue
The rear wheel may come out of the rear dropouts.
If this was to occur, there is a risk of injury as a rider may lose control and fall.

Year SKU Model
The Model Year 2016 Venge ViAS bicycles are Specialized-branded high end, high performance composite racing bicycles.

Australian Wholesaler
Specialized Australia Pty Limited

Time Frame (sale)
1 June 2015 - 12 October 2016

Action
Consumers should stop using the affected frames immediately and return them to their nearest Authorized Specialized Retailer for free installation of a new rear derailleur hanger and a safety inspection.
For any queries or concerns please contact Customer Support on 1800 499 330.


More details:
http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/ ... ake-frames

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:13 pm
by MichaelB
Nothing personally to do with thei biek or company, but saw this on WW forums ..

eeeek !!! Forum post copied across directly

Sacke wrote:Apparently the Venge Vias can disintegrate "spontaneously" , and Specialized has issued a stop sales and recover any rim brake Vias statement.

Fortunately, there may not be that many to recover. The hate is strong. :)

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Sent from magic technical device.

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:19 pm
by redsonic
Noticed the Merida Speeder disc is being recalled because the lawyer's lips on the front fork won't hold the wheel if the QR is undone :roll:

https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/advance-traders-australia-pty-ltd-merida-speeder-20-d

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:20 am
by find_bruce
Yet another recall that demonstrates nothing more than the blind stupidity of the Australian standard.

Recall - Giant Bicycle Co. Pty Ltd

It seems he recall was in January but only being picked up in the news now
Giant mountain bikes recalled because of handlebar width

Tell me again how wide handlebars are a safety hazard on a MTN bike? How is that anything is going to be trapped because there is no chain guard when the bike has a rear derailleur.

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:03 pm
by Zippy7
Heh, didn't notice this thread before.

Trek has a recall going on - at least they're upfront about dodgy spokes and doing the right thing by the customer.

http://trek.scene7.com/is/content/TrekB ... -GB-AU.pdf

A limited number of model year 2015, 2016 and 2017 Trek bicycles were made with a wheel set that exhibits a higher rate of spoke breakage. On the front wheel of the bicycle, a broken spoke could engage with the brake calliper, causing the bicycle to stop suddenly, resulting in a serious accident.

Your safety is very important to us. Therefore, Trek will replace the wheels on an affected bicycle, or an affected after-market wheel, free of charge. This letter contains important information regarding what to do next if you think you may have purchased one of these bicycles or an after-market wheel.


I forgot to add - they've also done MORE than the minimum fix, and added a bonus coupon for redemption.

In addition, when your recalled product has been repaired, Trek will give you a coupon worth 120 AUD to use towards any Trek or Bontrager merchandise. The coupon is valid until 31 December 2017 and has no cash value. If you have any questions, please contact your Trek retailer.


So if anyone is flogging a voucher, you know it didn't cost them anything...

Re: Bicycle recalls

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:57 pm
by celeste boy
I noticed a recall on Bianchi carbon forks on the Bianchi international site. Should I be concerned about this?
The recommendation is to dismantle the front forks and inspect the 'neck' of the forks. This applies to bikes that have a spacer on top which is longer than 5mm.
I only saw this as a result of looking at the Bowral Classic site of which Bianchi is a sponsor.
CB