Defective Crank Set in Bicycles Creates Crash Hazard

November 29, 2010 – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer crank sets for bicycles have been voluntarily recalled because of a crash risk posed to bike riders. The crank sets have been installed on several bike models. The risk occurs when the fixing bolt is over-tightened on the non-drive crank arm, which can cause the bolt shoulder to crack during use. The non-drive arm can then come loose from the bicycle, creating a crash hazard for riders. Such a crash could result in mild to serious injuries to the bicyclist.  Eleven incidents involving the defective crank sets have been reported to Full Speed Ahead. Consumers were injured in 2 of those incidents.  The following bicycle manufacturers produced models with the defective crank sets included in the original assembly:

  • Bianchi;
  • Cannondale;
  • Felt;
  • Fuji;
  • Quintana Roo;
  • Litespeed;
  • Raleigh; and
  • Scattante.

The full list of bicycles, including specific model numbers, can be found in the CPSC news release.  The defective crank sets were manufactured in Taiwan and assembled on bicycles sold nationwide between February and October 2010. Consumers are advised to cease use of the bicycles immediately. The affected bicycles may be taken to the dealer for a free non-drive crank set replacement.  If you or a loved one has been injured by the use of a defective or recalled product, you may be eligible for monetary compensation. Contact an experienced product liability lawyer today.

Contacting a New York Product Liability Lawyer

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of another’s negligence you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York product liability lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a product liability claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of product liability lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your product liability claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

Related Posts