Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fuji Recalls Women's Cruiser Bicycles

Fuji has recalled some of its women's cruiser bicycles because the frame of the bicycle can break. This failure can cause the rider to lose control and crash. Serious injuries have been reported, including a significant head injury. Fuji is aware of these incidents and has recalled 10,500 bicycles.

The Women’s Cruiser bicycles were manufactured between 2008 and 2010. Models Saratoga 1.0, Saratoga 2.0, Saratoga 3.0, and Saratoga 4.0 are all included in this recall. These bicycles were manufactured in China and sold in specialty bicycle stores between November 2007 and December 2011.

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 that occurred could be the basis for a claim against the manufacturer.

The attorneys at Keating Law Offices have handled numerous product liability cases. Earlier this year the firm settled a significant product liability case for a rider who suffered a severe injury when the fork on her mountain bike failed while landing a jump. The specifics of the case and the terms of that settlement are confidential pursuant to the settlement agreement.

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.