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17 bicycle brands issue recall over quick release lever

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Seventeen bicycle brands are recalling a total of 1.5 million bikes because of a front wheel problem.

The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other organizations said the voluntary recall was issued because a quick-release lever on the front wheel can come loose.

The lever can hit the front brake and cause the front wheel to suddenly stop or fall off.

"Rider safety is our top priority," said Patrick Cunnane, Chair of BPSA's committee. "We are pleased to be able to serve a role in bringing together the participating companies and facilitating this unprecedented large group effort."

Three incidents were reported, one of which officials said involved injuries.

Here are the brands and model years affected by the recall:

  • Diamondback: 2004-2015
  • Raleigh: 2004-2015
  • Breezer: 2005-2015
  • Fuji: 2005-2015
  • SE: 2005-2015
  • Cannondale: 1998-2015
  • GT: 1998-2015
  • Felt: 2006-2015
  • Jamis: 2005-2015
  • Giant: 2003-2004
  • Haro: 2000-2015
  • Norco: 2000-2015
  • Access: 2009-2015
  • Civia Cycles: 2008-2012
  • Novara: 2002-2015
  • Ridley: 2014-2015
  • Specialized: 2002-2015

More information can be found on the quick release website here.

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