About 2,100 model-year<"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability"> 2009 Felt model B12, B16, and S32 Road Bicycles, imported by Felt Bicycles, of Irvine, California and manufactured by ADK Technology Limited of China, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The bicycleâ€™s fork steer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control, fall, and suffer injuries. To date, Felt Bicycles has received seven reports of the bicycle forks breaking. Minor injuries, including bumps and bruises were reported in one of the incidents.
The recall includes all 2009 Felt model B12, B16, and S32 road bicycles, as follows:
â€¢ 2009 B12: These bicycles are gloss silver/carbon and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
â€¢ 2009 B16: These bicycles are matte black/red and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
â€¢ 2009 S32: These bicycles are available in gloss white/red and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
The recalled 2009 Felt model B12, B16, and S32 Road Bicycles, which were manufactured in China, were sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2008 through May 2010 for between about $2,300 and $3,100 per bicycle.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact a local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free inspection and repair. Felt Bicycles can be reached toll-free at (866) 433-5887 or (866) 4-FELT-US, or at the firmâ€™s website at www.feltracing.com.