Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rocky Mountain Bicycles Announces Recall of Defective Forks

Another recall involving defective bicycle forks has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The ProCycle Group, Inc. (a Canadian company) has recalled about 325 Rocky Mountain Bicycles because of reported problems with the front fork steering tube breaking. There are four reports of injuries stemming from incidents in which the Rocky Mountain Bicycle fork broke and the rider was injured.

Under Illinois law, if a bicyclist is injured because of a defective or unreasonably dangerous bike part that breaks during normal use, the manufacturer of that product may be liable for the damages incurred by the rider. Those damages can include medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, lost wages, and disfigurement depending on the nature and extent of the injury. If the accident occurs in Illinois or the manufacturer of the product does business in Illinois, then it is likely that Illinois law will apply.

Attorney Mike Keating has extensive experience working on product liability cases involving defective bicycle products. If you have any questions about a claim you may have stemming from a defective bicycle product, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or . All initial consultations are confidential and free.