A faulty crank set is causing a massive recall of bicycles, just before holiday shopping beings.
The Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer crank sets could break and cause riders to crash and injure themselves, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The crank sets has been installed on numerous makers of bicycles.
The crank, which is the component that the chain and pedals attach to for pedaling, are either painted black with “Gossamer” printed in white on the arm or white with “Gossamer” printed in black on the arm, according to the press release .
The recalled crank arms were assembled as original equipment on the following bicycle models:
2010 Sempre Ultegra
2010 CAAD9 5, CAAD9 5 Feminine
2010 Six Carbon 5
2010 Slice 4, Slice 4 Nytro, Slice 5
2010 Synapse Carbon 4, Carbon 4 Feminine, Carbon 5
2011 CAAD10 5 105, CAAD10 5 105 Feminine
2011 Slice 5, Slice 5 Womens
2011 SuperSix 5 105, SuperSix 5 105 Womens
2011 Synapse Carbon 4 Rival, Carbon 4 Rival Womens, Carbon 5
2011 CAAD8 5 105
2011 CAADX 105 Cyclocross
2010 ACR 1.0
2010 ACR 2.0
2010 ACR 3.0
Quintana Roo2010 CD.0.1
2011 RX 1.0
2010 RX 1.0
Scattante2010 CFR Comp
As a North Charleston personal injury attorney , I urge parents to check their children’s bike for the faulty crank. Already, 11 reports of incidents and two injuries have been reported. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled crank arm sets and return bicycle to the dealer, who will install a new non-drive crank arm for free.