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Recall: Felt Cruiser bicycles

Hazard: The bicycle’s brakes can fail, posing a crash hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.feltbicycles.com/ and click on “Notices” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 200

Description: This recall involves beach cruiser style Felt Deep Six and El Guapo model bicycles with one speed and coaster brakes.  “Felt” and “Deep Six” or “El Guapo” are printed on the bicycle’s frame. The Deep Six was sold in black cherry with white sidewall tires and the El Guapo was sold in matte black with white tires. The Deep Six has a serial number between YI31106188 and YI31106287. The El Guapo has a serial number between YI31106288 and YI31106387. The serial number is printed on the bicycle’s bottom bracket.

Incidents/Injuries: Felt Bicycles has received 26 reports of incidents with the recalled bicycles. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact your local Felt bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement of the rear hub cog/driver.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from June 2014 through March 2015 for between $600 and $750.

Distributor(s): Felt Bicycles, of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

For Retailers

Recalls Call for Retailer Action

A recall leads to lawsuits because injuries are connected to the product being recalled thus a lawsuit. Plaintiff’s hope the three can be connected

Combination of a Products Liability statute, an Expert Witness Report that was just not direct enough and odd facts holds a retailer liable as manufacture for product defect.

Product Liability takes a different turn. You must pay attention, just not rely on the CPSC.

Retailer has no duty to fit or instruct on fitting bicycle helmet

Summary Judgment granted for bicycle manufacturer and retailer on a breach of warranty and product liability claim.

For Manufacturers

The legal relationship created between manufactures and US consumers

A recall leads to lawsuits because injuries are connected to the product being recalled thus a lawsuit. Plaintiff’s hope the three can be connected

Combination of a Products Liability statute, an Expert Witness Report that was just not direct enough and odd facts holds a retailer liable as manufacture for product defect.

 

 

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