Wednesday, August 19, 2009

3 bicycle recalls in 1 day

It's a busy day for the US CPSC to issue bicycle recalls. Early this morning the US CPSC issued recall notices for Felt bicycles and Burley child trailers.

This afternoon they added a recall for Nirve Cannibal Bicycles. The bicycle stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls. his recall involves Cannibal “Chopper” model bicycles with graphic designs by artist Corey Miller. The bicycles have a black matte finish. The affected bicycles have a serial number within the following range: L8E0300001 – L8E1001050. Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals.

See Nirve recall page for detailed information.

broken bicycle steering stem


Ron said...

That is an interesting stem design, where the faceplate faces upwards. The crack appears to be at the point of least cross-sectional area. Did all 120 units the CPSC is reporting have the same type of damage? I'm curious to see.

Yokota Fritz said...

Hi Ron, I thought you'd be interested kin those photos. this goes on a big cruiser bike -- there's a photo of the bike at Nirve's recall info page but no more photos of other failed parts.

Steven Vance said...

What is the stem made of?