Sunday, August 21, 2011

Felt Recalls Its 2011 Road Bikes Due to Risk of Fork Failure

Felt Bicycles has announced a recall of approximately 1,500 2011 Felt F3, F4, F5 and F75 bicycles. The recall is because the bicycle's fork is at risk from breakage which could result in serious injury to the rider.

Felt Bicycles previously recalled 2009 models B12, B16 and S32 because the steer tube on the bikes was at risk for breakage. At the time of that recall there had been 7 reported instances that resulted in minor injuries.

Fork failure is a common cause of bicycle-related product liability cases. Keating Law Offices is currently handling a product liability case involving a defective fork that led to severe injuries to a Vancouver-based rider. In that case the rider's suspension fork failed and the rider was injured when her body was thrown into a protective barrier on the downhill track she was riding. The matter is currently being prepared for suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois as the owner of the suspension fork's manufacturer is located in Illinois.

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 All initial consultations are confidential and free. Appointments are available at Keating Law Offices or at your home or workplace upon request.