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Huffy Recalls Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Huffy-Recalls-Bicycles-with-Front-Disc-Brakes/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Huffy bicycles equipped with front disc brakes

Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact Huffy for a free replacement quick release lever for the front wheel.

Consumer Contact: Huffy toll-free at 888-366-3828 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Service@Huffy.com or online at http://www.huffybikes.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of any page.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Huffy-Recalls-Bicycles-with-Front-Disc-Brakes/

Units: About 460

Description: The recalled products are all model year 2014 Huffy TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycles with 27.5-inch wheels. “Huffy” is on the downtube of the frame of both bicycles and model name TR 745 or TR-S 740 is on the rear portion of the frame. The TR 745 has a green frame with model number 26504M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. The TR-S 740 has a white frame and model number 26604M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. Bicycles that have a green dot on the inside of the quick release lever are not included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Walmart.com, Sears Puerto Rico and The Northwest Company (Cost U Less) from September 2014 through May 2015 for between $250 to $370.

Manufactured in: China

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.

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