Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Performance Bikes Recalls 2011 Fort Pro Carbon Pedals

Performance Bikes of Chapel Hill, North Carolina has recalled nearly 3,000 sets of its 2011 Fort Pro Carbon Pedals. The pedal body, made of a lightweight carbon injected thermoplastic, can break or crack. This could result in the rider losing control and crashing. In Illinois the manufacturer of a product can be held liable when their product fails and the person was using the product in a reasonably foreseeable manner. Obviously, if would be reasonably foreseeable for a rider to expect a bike pedal to not break so any injury that occurred could be the basis for a claim against the manufacturer.

The attorneys at Keating Law Offices have handled numerous product liability cases. Earlier this year the firm settled a significant product liability case for a rider who suffered a severe injury when the fork on her mountain bike failed while landing a jump. The specifics of the case and the terms of that settlement are confidential pursuant to the settlement agreement.

If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.