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.
GT has received five reports of broken hubs. None of the incidents resulted in reported injuries. GT is replacing both wheels on the bikes to remedy the situation.
The recall involves all 2014 GT Fury Expert and 2014 GT Fury Team bikes. The recalled Fury Expert model is blue with red and white accents. The recalled Fury Team model is black with lime green and blue accents. The model names are printed in small letters on the frames' top tubes just above the word Fury.
Consumers are being told to immediately stop using the bikes and return them to the nearest GT dealer to have the wheels replaced at no charge.
The bikes were sold from February to June this year for between $4,300 and $6,000. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves about 120 bikes in the U.S. and 34 bikes in Canada.
According to the GT website, the Fury Expert and Fury Team bikes were spec'd with house brand All Terra hubs.
"The brake rotor can separate from the hub. If this happens, you can lose control of the bicycle and have an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Both the front and rear wheel hubs were manufactured incorrectly by our hub vendor," GT said in a recall notice on its website.