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Focus Bicycles Recalls Izalco Max Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Hazard: The headset could cause the carbon-fiber fork steer tube to crack, posing a fall hazard.

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Recall date: December 17, 2015

Recall number: 16-061

Focus Izalco Max Bicycles

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Focus Bicycles USA toll-free at 877-753-4480 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.focus-bikes.com and click on “Izalco Max Recall” for more information.

Units About 470 (an additional 31 sold in Canada)

Description This recall involves the 2014-2015 Focus Izalco Max bicycles with Acros-brand upper headsets. The headsets are black with the word “Acros” printed in white on the upper headset.

Incidents/Injuries The firm has received 11 reports of incidents outside the United States, including one reported injury in France. No incidents have been reported in the United States.

Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Focus Bicycles to schedule a free repair.

Sold at Independent bicycle retailers nationwide,  and online at http://www.bikebling.com and carbonconnection.com from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $1,800 and $9,500.

Importer(s) Focus Bicycles USA, Inc., of Carlsbad, Calif.

Manufactured in Germany or 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.

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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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