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Safety Recall Notice

Some Felt bicycles were sold equipped with disc brakes and a front quick release lever that can come into contact with the front disc brake when improperly adjusted or left open while riding.  An example of a bicycle with a front quick-release cam lever that is able to be opened far enough to create this potential contact is shown in Figure 1 below.  An example of a bicycle with a front quick-release cam lever that does not have the potential for contact with the disc brake is shown in Figure 2.  When a quick release like the one shown in Figure 1 is improperly adjusted or left open on a bicycle which also has a front disc brake, the quick release lever can become caught in the front disc brake assembly. If this happens, the front wheel could separate or come to a sudden stop and the rider could lose control of the bicycle posing a serious risk of injury.

Figure 1. Quick-release lever with potential for contact

Figure 2. Quick-release lever with adequate clearance

AFFECTED MODELS: Any Felt bicycle equipped with disc brakes and a front quick release lever that can contact the disc brake assembly when fully opened is subject to this recall. Bicycles with front quick-release cam levers that have a clearance of at least 6 millimeters, which is the width of a #2 pencil, between the edge of the lever in its most open position and the disc brake rotor are not considered affected models. If you can pass a #2 pencil between a fully opened quick release lever and your bike’s disc brake rotor, your bike is not an affected model. For a video demonstration of how to check this, please visit https://vimeo.com/138276742.

WHAT FELT WILL DO FOR OWNERS OF A RECALLED BICYCLE: If you own a bicycle that is subject to this recall, Felt will provide you—through your Felt retailer—a free replacement quick release, including free installation.  Please see your local Felt retailer or contact Felt with questions at 866-433-5887 option 3.

 

Felt Bicycles Recalls Cruiser Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Felt-Bicycles-Recalls-Cruiser-Bicycles/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Felt Cruiser bicycles

Hazard: The bicycle’s brakes can fail, posing a crash hazard.

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact your local Felt bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement of the rear hub cog/driver.

Consumer Contact: Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.feltracing.com and click on “Notices” for more information.

Recall Details
Units: About 200

Description: This recall involves beach cruiser style Felt Deep Six and El Guapo model bicycles with one speed and coaster brakes.  “Felt” and “Deep Six” or “El Guapo” are printed on the bicycle’s frame. The Deep Six was sold in black cherry with white sidewall tires and the El Guapo was sold in matte black with white tires. The Deep Six has a serial number between YI31106188 and YI31106287. The El Guapo has a serial number between YI31106288 and YI31106387. The serial number is printed on the bicycle’s bottom bracket.

Incidents/Injuries: Felt Bicycles has received 26 reports of incidents with the recalled bicycles. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from June 2014 through March 2015 for between $600 and $750. 

Distributor: Felt Bicycles, of Irvine, Calif. 

Manufactured in: Taiwan

About U.S. CPSC:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters. 

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products. 

Media Contact
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Phone: (301) 504-7908
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Felt Issues Voluntary Recall of 2015 F65X and F85X Cyclo-Cross bikes

Aprox 150 Total Models Affected—Majority Already Located and Remedied

Irvine, CA (Nov 7, 2014)—Felt Bicycles in conjunction with the CPSC today announce a voluntary recall of a limited number of 2015 cyclo-cross bikes. The models affected are the 2015 F65X and F85X. The recall is being issued due to a potential frame problem. There were approximately 150 affected bikes in total and of that, 127 have already been located and remedied.

These bikes were sold in bicycle specialty stores nationwide from June 2014 through September 2014 for between $1,200 and $1,500.

No injuries or incidents have been reported, although as a precaution consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and frame replacement.

Any consumers or shops who own one of these two bikes and think they might be affected can call Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.feltbicycles.com and click on “Notices” for more information.

For more information or to contact the CPSC go to:

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime

About Felt Bicycles
Felt Bicycles is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of its own proprietary premium quality bicycles, framesets, components and accessories. The company’s U.S. office is in Irvine, California, and its European office is in Edewecht, Germany. Felt Bicycles is an internationally recognized brand with bicycles and products sold in more than 30 countries worldwide. Athletes on Felt products have won numerous events including World Championships, Olympic Games, ESPN X-Games and other major national and international competitions. For more information on Felt Bicycles call (949) 452-9050 in the U.S. or (49) 4405-928015 in Europe, or visit Felt online at www.feltbicycles.com
 

UPGRADE NOTICE

2010 Felt model B12, B14, B16 and S32 bicycles.

IRVINE, CA  – Felt Bicycles today announced a voluntary upgrade of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: 2010 Felt model B12, B14, B16 and S32 bicycles.

Importer: Felt Bicycles, of Irvine, Calif.

Manufacturer: ADK Technology Limited of China

Hazard: The bicycle’s fork steer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Felt Bicycles has received reports of the bicycle forks breaking. Minor injuries, including bumps and bruises were reported in one of the incidents.

Description: The UPGRADE includes all 2010 Felt model B12, B14, B16 and S32 bicycles.

2010 B12 - These bicycles are gloss black/carbon and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
2010 B14 - These bicycles are gloss pewter/carbon and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
2010 B16 - These bicycles are gloss white/carbon and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
2010 S32 - These bicycles are available in matte black and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2010 through today for between about $1,400 and $2,999 per bicycle.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and contact your local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 or (866) 4-FELT-US, or visit the firm’s website at www.feltbicycles.com.

RECALL NOTICE

Felt F1X Fork Recall
 
The 2007-08 Felt F1X

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Felt Bicycles has a voluntary recall of about 1450 2007/2008 F1X Cyclocross bicycles.
 
The bicycle’s fork steerer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries. There have been six reports of these forks breaking with minor injuries reported in two of the incidents.
 
The recall includes all 2007/2008 Felt F1X Cyclocross Bicycles.  These bicycles are available in Semi-Matte Black and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steerer tubes.
 
Bicycle specialty stores nationwide sold the 2007/2008 Felt F1X Cyclocross between July 2006 and April 2009 for between $1,449.00 and $1,499.00. They were manufactured in Taiwan.
 
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free inspection and repair. 
 
For additional information, call Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 or (866) 4-FELT-US, or visit the company web site at www.feltbicycles.com
 
 
2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 bicycles.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2010) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product:2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 bicycles.
Units: About 2,100 bicycles
Importer: Felt Bicycles, of Irvine, Calif.
Manufacturer: ADK Technology Limited of China
Hazard: The bicycle’s fork steer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Felt Bicycles has received seven reports of the bicycle forks breaking. Minor injuries, including bumps and bruises were reported in one of the incidents.
Description: The recall includes all 2009 Felt model B12, B16 and S32 bicycles.
• 2009 B12 - These bicycles are gloss silver/carbon and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
• 2009 B16 - These bicycles are matte black/red and have carbon fiber frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
• 2009 S32 - These bicycles are available in gloss white/red and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steer tubes.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2008 through today for between about $2,300 and $3,100 per bicycle.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact your local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 or (866) 4-FELT-US, or visit the firm’s website at www.feltbicycles.com.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
 
2011 Felt F3, F4, F5 and F75 Adult bicycles
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 
Name of product: 2011 Felt F3, F4, F5 and F75 Adultbicycles
Units: About 1,550 units
Importer:  Felt Bicycles, of Irvine, Calif.
Manufacturer: ADK Technology Limited of Guang Dong, China
Hazard: The bicycle’s fork can break, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes all 2011 Felt F3, F4, F5 and F75 bicycles with carbon fiber frames and carbon fiber forks. 
• 2011 F3 - These bicycles are satin carbon/satin white with red decals.
• 2011 F4 - These bicycles are satin carbon/satin white with grey decals.
• 2011 F5 - These bicycles are satin carbon/satin red or matte black with diamond shape design.
• 2011 F75 - These bicycles are gloss navy.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from July 2010 through November 2010 for between about $1,400 and $5,000 per bicycle.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free inspection and repair. 
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 or (866) 4-FELT-US 8:00AM to 5:00 PM PST or visit the firm’s website at www.feltracing.com.
 
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually.  The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
 
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.
 
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.