Friday, April 7, 2017

Marin Bikes Announces Recall of Mountain Bikes For Risk of Bicycle Accidents

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of two Marin Mountain Pine Mountain Bicycle models. Approximately 370 Marin Mountain bikes (in addition to 100 that were sold in Canada) are being recalled. CPSC has issued the recall for both Marin Mountain bike models due to faulty rigid front forks that can bend or break during use or while jumping, which causes the rider to lose control and potentially fall or crash while on their bike.

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the two Marin Mountain bike models that have been deemed hazardous are the 2016 Pine Mountain 1 and the 2017 Pine Mountain bicycles. The bikes were sold in five frame sizes and one basic color scheme of a silver painted frame with an orange painted fork. The model name “Pine Mountain 1” (2016) or “Pine Mountain” (2017) is printed on the top tube of the frame and the downtube of the frame has a “MARIN” decal. At least four reports of bent bicycle forks have been reported, including one in the United States and three in other countries. No injuries have been reported, but CPSC recommends consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mountain bikes and contact Marin Bikes at (800) 222-7557 or online at under the “recall/safety” link at the bottom of the page for instructions on receiving a replacement bicycle fork and scheduling a free repair.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident due to a defective bicycle, you may have a product liability case against the manufacturer of the bicycle or scooter and/or the manufacturer of the components that broke. Please contact Mike Keating at or (312) 239-6787 (Office) or (312) 208-7702 (Cell) to discuss your case. All initial consultations are done free of charge at your convenience.