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Company says QRs are safe when used correctly.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a newsletter Shimano emailed Thursday to product managers, the component giant acknowledged that it makes quick release levers that open more than 180 degrees from the closed position and that these levers were included on disc-brake bikes recalled by Trek on April 21.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is recalling about 200 of Felt Deep Six and El Guapo cruiser bikes because the coaster brakes can fail. The company is replacing the driver in the bike's rear hub to remedy the situation.

More than 900,000 bikes affected in North America, says CPSC
Quick release lever being replaced. CPSC photo.

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) – Trek is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall bikes spec'd with quick releases that have a lever that opens greater than 180 degrees and can be caught in a front disc brake if left in the open position.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's Civia brand is recalling some aluminum fenders sold as aftermarket items and included as original equipment on some Civia Hyland bike models. According to the U.S.

WATERLOO, Iowa (BRAIN) — The maker of bike storage hooks sold exclusively at Home Depot is recalling about 120,000 of the hooks because they can detach and allow a bike to fall. 

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized is working with U.S. and Canadian authorities to recall about 8,300 aerobars that were sold individually and as part of some complete Shiv aero bike models. The bars were sold from 2011 until February this year.

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling about 1,450 Vanish Evo bike helmets because they do not meet the CPSC's impact requirements.

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Zipp is working with the CPSC to recall some first-generation model 88 front hubs because of a concern about a retaining ring that can fail, resulting in "an ejection" of all the wheel's spokes. The relevant hubs were manufactured between 2008 and 2010.

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling 450 kids’ bikes because the handlebars can loosen or separate. The recall involves Marin 2014 MBX 50 and Tiny Trail boys and girls bikes with 16-inch knobby tires.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) —  Pedego Electric Bikes is voluntarily recalling the batteries from every e-bike it produced between January 2010 and September 2013.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The German helmet brand UVEX is recalling nearly 47,000 helmets sold in the U.S. from 2009 through June 2014 because the helmets' chinstraps can fail.

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — QBP's Salsa Cycles is recalling about 2,500 aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles. 

According to Salsa, the fork steerers can bend or break.

The F85X cyclocross bike.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 150 cyclocross bikes because the frames can break. The company said Tuesday that it has already located and replaced 127 of the relevant frames.

FERNDALE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona has recalled its 2014 Wo fat bike due to concerns that the fork can crack or break at the junction of the crown and steerer column. In a notice on its website, Kona said there has been one U.S. report of a steerer tube breaking, with no injury reported.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau Sports is recalling about 1,180 aero bike helmets because of concerns about how the helmet material provides head protection in cold weather. The company is cooperating with the U.C. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the recall.

Photo from Orbea's recall page.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Orbea is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 715 Avant bikes and framesets, because of concerns over cracking forks. The relevant forks were for use with disc brakes.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Dynacraft is recalling about 3,100 youth bikes, sold exclusively at Toys"R"Us, because the front wheel can fall off. 

Consumer are being told to stop using the bikes and to contact Dynacraft for a free repair. 

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN) — The Canadian sports retail chain FGL Sports is recalling the Capix Evo and Capix Jr Evo Bike and Skateboard Helmets, which were sold exclusively through FGL Sports-owned retail stores between January and June this year.

The 2014 GT Fury Team

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries' GT Bicycle is recalling a total of 154 GT Fury bikes in the U.S. and Canada because the hubs can break, causing the disc brakes to fail.

Trek has received 28 reports of broken forks.
The 2011 Scott Sportster Men is one of the models being recalled.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Trek and Scott are each recalling thousands of mid-priced bikes sold between 2010 and 2013 because of concerns about the SR Suntour suspension forks used on the bikes.

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