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Huffy recalling bikes because of possible QR/brake rotor problem

Published August 27, 2015
Huffy TR745.
In a recall that appears similar to Trek's, Huffy is replacing QR skewers that can contact a front brake rotor. Only 460 Huffy bikes are involved.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Huffy is recalling about 460 bikes because the front quick release skewer, when open, can come in contact with the front disc brake rotor, causing an accident.

The recall appears similar to a much larger one conducted by Trek Bicycle this year. Trek recalled nearly 1 million bikes in the U.S. and Canada for the same reason, although the skewer design is different on the Huffy bikes.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Huffy has not received any reports of incidents involving consumers. Consumers are being told to stop using the bicycles immediately and contact Huffy for a free replacement quick release lever for the front wheel.

Consumer can contact Huffy toll-free at 888-366-3828 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Service@Huffy.com or visit www.huffybikes.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of any page.

The recalled bikes are all model year 2014 Huffy TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycles with 27.5-inch wheels. "Huffy" is on the downtube of the frame and model name TR 745 or TR-S 740 is on the rear portion of the frame. The TR 745 has a green frame with model number 26504M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. The TR-S 740 has a white frame and model number 26604M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. Bicycles that have a green dot on the inside of the quick release lever are not included in this recall.

The recalled bikes were made in China and sold at Walmart.com, Sears Puerto Rico and The Northwest Company (Cost U Less) from September 2014 through May 2015 for between $250 to $370.

 

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