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Sometimes bike companies don't get things right.

Are there any major recalls people should know about? Where can people find information on recalls?

There is one answer which has places to find information on recalls (for a given country). Other answers could be by part.

(Moderators: I'd like this to be community wiki)

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Places to Find Information on Recalls and Safety Issues

United States

New Zealand

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Quick Release

http://bpsa.org/quick-release-recall/

Certain front-wheel quick-release cam levers that are improperly adjusted or left open while riding can come in contact with the front-wheel disc brake rotor, also potentially causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

Only applies if your bike has a disk brake, and a QR lever that could interfere with the disk in any open or closed position.

This could affect bikes from the 90s through to about 2015.

  • With a standard QR on a disk bike it is quite common practice to place the QR in such a way that the lever is on the right side of the fork. You'll avoid touching the hot disk inadvertently when opening the QR if you have a flat. (It can also be done at the rear but it's trickier.) – Carel Nov 25 '17 at 11:49
  • @Carel of course - that's good common sense. But the recall exists because of the possibility the QR lever is on the same side as the rotor, AND that the lever might interfere with the rotor at any time. This recall does not apply to the rear QR, but same situation exists there - The rear lever often ends up on the disk brake side and may interfere with the rear rotor. – Criggie Nov 25 '17 at 19:55
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Brakes

  • The Avid Single Digit 7's have been recalled: CPSC Recall Number 18-002.

Description: This recall involves the Avid SD7 bicycle mechanical rim brake. There is a date code stamped on the back of the brake arm with the date format DDMMYY representing the day, month and year of manufacture. The brakes were sold separately by SRAM and were also installed as original equipment on ElliptiGO model 11R elliptical cycles.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled brakes and contact SRAM to receive free replacement brakes and installation instructions.

Incidents/Injuries: SRAM has received five reports of loose or detached rivets. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Specialty bike stores nationwide and online at www.jenson.com and www.REI.com from June 2014 to May 2017 for about $40, and installed as original equipment on ElliptiGO model 11R elliptical cycles from October 2014 to May 2017 for about $3,500.

Importer(s): SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Units: About 7,000

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