According to various news sources, a Wisconsin bicycle maker has issued a recall for its 2012 models. They urge bicyclists to stop riding their recalled bikes until the products are fully inspected by their personnel.
Reports from the Waterloo-based company have shown that the concern is related to a defective bolt that keeps the seat saddle clamp attached to the seat post. This issue has appeared to be present on the District and Trek 2012 FX bikes. Officials say that if the problem is relevant to all items produced under both lines and the bolt breaks, it may lead to the alleged fall of many riders nationwide.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the problem was noticed after there were four reports of incidents related to this issue; one allegedly consisted of a rider who unfortunately had a broken tooth and a cut lip.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I believe that all bikers should be aware of the conditions in which they are riding their bikes under. News related to the malfunctioning of any bicyclist’s gear should be every bike enthusiast’s must-read. Whenever you find yourself under a situation where you’ve been injured because of product defect, don’t delay in contacting a product liability lawyer.