Thursday, September 3, 2015

Huffy Recalls Bicycles With Front Disc Breaks Due To Fall Risk

Huffy recently announced a recall of its 2014 TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycle models. The bicycle recall was issued when Huffy bikes discovered that the open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly causing the front wheel to either come to a sudden stop or to separate from the bicycle. Interference with a working brake on a moving bicycle obviously substantially increases the likelihood of a bicycle crash or collision as a result of a fall.

Bicycle Recall

The recalled bicycles equipped with front disc brakes were sold nationwide from September 2014 through May 2015. Most of the bicycles sold in the United States were sold at Wal-Mart Stores. The TR 745 and TR-S 740 were sold individually for approximately $250.00 to $370.00. Consumers of the affected bicycles should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact Huffy for a free replacement quick release lever for the front wheel.

According to the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission:
This recall includes the 2014 Huffy TR 745 and TR-S740 bicycles with 27.5-inch wheels. Both bicycle models have “Huffy” on the downtube of the frame with model names located on the rear portion of the frame. The TR 745 has a green frame with model number 26504M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. The TR-S 740 has a white frame and model number 26604M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals.
Illinois Law Protect Bicyclists Injured By Defective Products

When a manufacturer discovers a potential product defect, it is required to recall the defective product immediately, because manufacturers of defective products are liable for all foreseeable injuries, which result from use of the defective product. Illinois law provides that manufacturers are "strictly liable" for injuries that occur due to a bicycle component that fails.

Generally speaking, if a bicyclist is using a bicycle and its components in a normal manner, and bicycle products fails to work and an injury occurs, the manufacturer is liable. Under Illinois law, a liable manufacturer would have to compensate the injured bicyclist for their injuries and other damages such as medical expenses and lost wages. It is important to consult with an attorney if you have been injured as a result of a bicycle component that fails. The Illinois Bicycle Attorneys at Keating Law Offices have handled numerous product liability cases.

Illinois Attorneys Focused On Injured Bicyclists

Keating Law Offices is the premiere personal injury law firm representing victims of bicycle accidents in Illinois. The firm is based in Chicago, Illinois and represents clients throughout Illinois. If you have any questions regarding this post or have a question regarding personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-239-6787 (Office) or 312-208-7702 (Nights/Weekends). Our staff and operators are available around the clock. You can also email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.