Friday, August 31, 2012

Meijer Recalls 68,000 Bicycles Due to Defective Pedals

The popular retailer Meijer Inc. has announced the recall of approximately 68,000 bicycles due to faulty pedals that could cause a bicycle accident due to a fall. The recall includes models of Huffy, Iron Horse, Moongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor, and Schwinn bicycles. According the CPSC website, the pedals on these models can detached from the bicycle during use, thus creating a dangerous situation for riders. To date, there have been 16 reports of injuries in bike accidents caused by the defective pedals.

The recalled bicycles were sold exclusively at Meijer stores from March 2012 through August 2012 in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. The affected bikes have a “Serve-U-Success” assembly sticker attached to the bottom or back of the bicycle frame. Click here to visit Meijer’s website for a full list of the recalled models.
Keating Law Offices has significant experience and success with product liability cases and injuries resulting from bike usage. 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 occurred could be the basis for a claim against the manufacturer. 
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.