Sunday, August 21, 2011

Update on CPSC Bicycle-Related Recalls in 2011

There has been a recent increase in the number of recalls by the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission related to bicycles. All recalls are serious, but those involving bicycles are of particular urgency because the rider of a bicycle often is traveling at a fast speed, down difficult conditions, and is relatively unguarded from injury.

A defective bicycle or bicycle-related product that leads to an injury may be the basis for a product liability claim under Illinois law. In Illinois, an injured person may pursue under the doctrine of "Strict Product Liability" when a) an unreasonably dangerous condition or defect existed in the product, b) the condition or defect at the time the product left the manufacturer's control, and the condition was the primary cause of the rider's injury. Keating Law Offices offers free, no obligation reviews of product liability cases. All consultations are completely confidential.

You can search the CPSC website by clicking here. The following is a summary of the bicycle-related recalls within the past year:

Product Type: Bicycles & Accessories
Quality Bicycle Products Recalls Civia Bicycle Racks Due to Fall Hazard (June 8, 2011)
Lithium-Ion Batteries Used with Bicycle Lights Recalled by GeoManGear Due to Fire Hazard (April 19, 2011)
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Recalled by Procycle Due to Fall Injury Hazard (March 10, 2011)
REI Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard (February 22, 2011)
Felt Bicycles Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard (February 22, 2011)
Salsa Cycles Recalls Handlebar Stems Due to Fall Hazard (January 4, 2011)
Seattle Bike Supply Recalls Redline Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard (December 9, 2010)
Full Speed Ahead Crank Sets Used By Numerous Bicycle Manufacturers Recalled Due To Crash Hazard (November 19, 2010)
Giant Recalls Anthem X 29er Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard (November 12, 2010)
Bicycles Recalled by Easton Sports; Seat Post Poses Fall Hazard (October 28, 2010)
The Hive Announces Recall to Repair Revl Carbon Road Bicycle Brakes Due to Fall Hazard (October 14, 2010)
Sunrise Medical Recalls Quickie® Shark Bikes Due to Footrest Failure (September 27, 2010)
Seattle Bike Supply Recalls Bicycles and Framesets Due to Fall Hazard (July 13, 2010)

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.