NOTICES

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. 

 

 

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.