The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bridgeway International of Naples, Florida, have announced a recall of 91,000 “NEXT”-branded men’s 26-inch hybrid bicycles. The reason for the recall is the bicycle chain can break which could cause the rider to lose control and crash. There have been 11 reports of incidents and nine reported injuries including lacerations and contusions.
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Consumers are urged to stop using “NEXT” bicycle and to contact the company for a free repair. Bridgeway can be reached by calling Bridgeway International at
Oddly enough, this isn’t the only bicycle recall presently ongoing. At the same time, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of
These bicycles were recalled because the company had received at least two reports of the brake component disengaging from the carbon fork. Thus far, no injuries have been reported. Nine models with Advanced Group carbon forks manufactured in 2011 are involved in the recall, including: Sirrus Expert, Sirrus Comp, Sirrus Elite, Vita Expert, Vita Comp, Vita Elite, Vita Elite Step Thru, Tricross Sport, Tricross, and Tricross Comp. Again, all models have the word “Specialized” on the lower front frame tube.
Consumers are urged to stop using the bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free repair or replacement carbon fork. They may contact the company, Specialized, toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.specialized.com
To view photos of the Specialized bicycles being recalled, visit the CPSC website at: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11330.html