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2008 Redline D640 Recall

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2008 redline d640 recall   2008 Redline D640 Recall

A recall of the 2008 D640 bikes was issued by Redline Bicycles on December 9, 2010. Its parent company, Seattle Bike Supply, released a safety notice regarding the frames of the D640 2008 models. It’s suggested to immediately stop the use of the affected bicycles because cracking in the headtube welded joints can lead to separation of the headtube from the frame. On the frame’s top tube, you’ll find the model number. There are about 200 units sold from December 2007 to May 2010.

As such, this is hazardous since it can result in injury. So far, there have been eight reports of headtubes detaching from the frame with four incidents of reported minor injuries. To get a free frame replacement, contact your local Redline Bicycle dealer.

For more information, you can call (800)-283-2453 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm PST or visit….

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FSA Gossamer BB30 Recall

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fsa gossamer bb30 recall   FSA Gossamer BB30 Recall

Full Speed Ahead (FSA) issued a voluntary recall of its non-drive Gossamer BB30 series crankarms. This was due to reports that say its crankarms can crack and break should it be overtightened than the recommended torque specification.

The BB30 series affected are those that have serial numbers beging with 10B, 10C and 10D, found on the backside of the crankarm, near the pedal threads. If you find that your crankarm is tagged for recall, find your local dealer to have it replaced and fitted for a new FSA issue.

Unaffected crankarms are MegaExo, Gossamer BB30 Drive and Gossamer BB30 Triple cranksets. Some bikes with the Gossamer BB30 non-drive are:

Synapse Alloy 105 / Apex
Super Six 5 105
Synapse Carbon 105 / Apex
CAAD 8 105
CAAD 10 105

SEMPRE Veloce 10v
SEMPRE Ultegra

For more info, you may call FSA toll free at 1 877 RIDE FSA (1-877-743-3372) or email

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2011 Giant Anthem 29ers Recall

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2011 giant anthem 29ers recall   2011 Giant Anthem 29ers Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety recently announced the recall of the 2011 Giant Bicycles Anthem 29ers as it was discovered that the Anthem’s frame on the model 1, 2 and 3 has a risk of cracking at the juncture of the seat tube and top tube. There are no injuries reported by CSPC relating to this particular defect at the moment.

About 370 Anthem 2011 Giant Bicycles with sizes small, medium and large were on sale sometime in August. All takers or owners are cautioned to refrain from using the bicycle until they have contacted an authorized Giant dealer, Giant Bicycle Inc., of Newbury Park, California, USA or Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Taiwan at its website regarding this specific factory defect or mal-condition.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the bike and to contact a Giant dealer for free inspection and repair. For further information, you can call toll-free…

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Campus Cruisers Bike Recall

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Campus Cruisers and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have teamed up to issue a voluntary recall for around 100 Campus Cruisers Eastside fixed gear bikes. Sadly, the forks on the Eastside are at liberty to crack or even break, in turn the rider can lose control, causing a health hazard.

So far, a total of four reports on cracks have been taken place, which are located beneath the front fork crown. Good news is, no injuries have been reported. The Campus Cruiser is a single speed/fixed gear that released to selected bicycle retailers from March 2010 to May 2010 with a MSRP of $450. If you are a owner, please cease riding the bike, contact a local Campus Cruiser dealer for a free repair. If you are not located by a dealer, then calling Campus Cruiser customer service is your best…

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Felt recalls 2009 Road Bike models

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felt recalls 2009 road bike models 1 300x92   Felt recalls 2009 Road Bike modelsFelt Bicycles formally announces a voluntary recall of approximately 2,100 Felt bicycles with models of B12, B16 and S32. They were sold from October 2008 through May 2010 at a price range of $2,300-$3,100.

The road bikes were manufactured by ADK Technology Limited from China. The recall was in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This was due to seven reports that the bicycle fork steer tubes broke while in use, resulting in injury.

Although only minor injuries were suffered, Felt Bicycles requested the recall to avoid future accidents. The B12 road bikes have carbon fiber frames and forks with aluminum steer tubes. They also come in gloss silver/carbon colors.

The B16 have the same makings but comes in matte black/red. The S32 road bikes have aluminum frames and steer tubes with carbon fiber forks. They are available in colors gloss white/red.

For customers who own the recalled models, please contact your…

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Niner Bikes Bicycle Frame Recall

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niner bikes bicycle frame recall 300x202   Niner Bikes Bicycle Frame RecallNiner Bikes of North Hollywood, California, in cooperation of the U.S. Consuper Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a recall for about 750 bicycle frames. It was found that there were substandard welding on the frames and this causes them to crack along the welds of the front triangle of the bicycle. Such incident is hazardous for the rider since you can lose control of the bicycle and crash.

Currently, there are no reports of any injury due to the bicycle frame although Niner Bikes already received 53 cases wherein there are cracks along the welds once the bicycle is used. The recalled bicycle frames will include all Jet 9 models with serial numbers P8001682 to P9400454. The frame comes in colors of green, black and white. Made from 6000 series aluminum, it is a full suspension model with “Jet 9” and “Niner” painted on it.

These bicycle frames were sold from…

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Voluntary Recall for Specialized Bikes

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voluntary recall for specialized bikes 1 300x200   Voluntary Recall for Specialized BikesSpecialized Bicycle Components issues a recall of some 1,350 the Epic 26-inch and Era 26-inch mountain bikes. This voluntary recall was made in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. It was found out that the shock absorber mount was breakable and when it does, it can come close to the wheel spokes. Should this happen, the rider might fall, making this a safety hazard the company did not foresee.

Consumers should immediately contact the nearest Specialized dealer for free repairs.

Ever since the release of the two bike models, there has been no incident of injury due to the mountain bike’s component failure reported to Specialized. The company is proactively taking measures to address the problem since November 2009.

Specialized immediately sent replacement parts to all in-stock bikes of its dealers to update the models to the new seatstay upgrade.

The affected models for this voluntary recall involve…

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