At least thirteen companies recently issued a recall of approximately 1.3 million bicycles in the U.S. after one individual suffered injuries caused by a bike with a faulty front disc brake and quick release lever.
The recalling companies will reportedly repair the defective bikes with faulty quick release (QR) levers, as this part may swing open and hit the disc brake rotor, causing accidents. Reports said a man suffered several injuries after the bicycle he was riding either came to a sudden stop or its front wheel suddenly came off during operation.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has listed the thirteen companies affected by the recall on their website and advises consumers to check their bikes to see if they are included in the recall. If so, individuals are encouraged to contact their bike dealer or maker in order to arrange a repair.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a defective part or product, you may be able to pursue compensation for any medical bills or suffering you endured. Contact the Nashville lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP to discuss your situation with an experienced product liability attorney by calling (555) 555-5555 today.
A 31 year-old Lakewood-Old Hickory bicyclist was killed Wednesday night while riding on Old Hickory Boulevard near 28th Street. The man was killed after an SUV hit him from behind, according to the The Tennessean.
The Middle Tennessee University graduate was riding back from a dinner with his brother. Family says he was an avid outdoors man and often rode his bike. However, they do not believe he often took the route that took his life.
Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene. The 23 year-old driver told law enforcement that he did not see the bicyclist and didn’t know what he hit until he got out of the car. So far no charges have been filed.
Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends during this difficult time.