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Recall: Folding Brompton bicycles

Hazard: The bicycle’s bottom bracket can break during use, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized Brompton dealer for free installation of a new bottom bracket cartridge.

Consumer Contact: Brompton at 800-578-6785 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.brompton.com and click on Voluntary recall for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Brompton-Bicycle-Recalls-Bicycles-Due-To-Fall-Hazard



Recall Details

Units: About 8,400 (In addition, about 1,300 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Folding Brompton bicycles with “Brompton” printed on the bicycle’s frame. Only bicycles with serial numbers 1403284144 to 1705150001 (manufactured from April 2014 through May 2017) are included in the recall. The serial number is printed on a curved plate or sticker, applied to the rear of the seat tube. If the barcode sticker on the bike is faded or rubbed off, submit the six digit frame number stamped into the metal plate behind the bottom bracket and seat tube via email to support@brompton.com to receive the correlating serial number.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Specialty bicycle stores and Brompton dealers nationwide from April 2014 through September 2017 for between $1,200 and $3,000

Importer(s): Brompton Bicyle Inc., of Brooklyn, New York

Manufactured In: Great Britain

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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