In a news release, Public Bikes Inc, in association with and in accordance with the standards and regulations of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), issued a voluntary safety recall of certain model year 2010-2012 bicycles due to an issue with the pedals that poses a fall hazard to consumers.
This recall affects roughly 4,100 model year 2010-2012 Public bicycles that were available at Public Bikes & Gear dealers across the country and online from April 2010 through January 2012. The recall includes 18 separate models of both women’s and men’s bicycles in a variety of colors and sizes. The recalled bikes can be identified by their affected badge numbers 1-5843, 5845, 12560, 20743 and 20757 located at the top of the down tube. The “Apple” model is also included in the recall, as well as all bicycles that feature Wellgo pedals. The company initiated the recall after learning that the pedals on these bikes can crack and break, presenting a fall hazard to consumers. Public Bikes has gotten 24 reports of the pedals cracking; however no injuries have been reported.
Consumers are being advised to stop using the bicycles at once and to contact the company or an authorized dealer to receive free replacement pedals.
As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I’ve witnessed this kind of safety recall several times over the course of my practice and have seen the tragic injuries that can result from the use of defective products. If you’ve sustained an injury due to the normal use of a defective product, contact a Lancaster personal injury lawyer to learn more about your legal rights as they pertain to the situation.Tweet