The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the recall of specialized bicycle components due to a fall hazard. About 14,200 units of the “Advanged Group” manufactured components were recalled because the company received reports of the brake component disengaging from the carbon fork. The defect rests in the structure of the brake component, which can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using these bicycles.
Many tragic deaths and serious injuries could be avoided if certain product designers and manufacturers were more focused on appropriate safety design and testing protocols, coupled with consumer education regarding potential hazards. Such companies must make safety and protection of the consumers who use their products the number one priority. Manufacturers must be proactive in identifying and remedying safety defects before hazardous products reach retail shelves and consumers.
If you or a family member has suffered serious personal injuries as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.