Rocky Mountain recalls bicycles that pose fall and injury hazard
The latest bike-related recall should serve to remind all cyclists of the dangers of biking and the importance of taking safety precautions. On July 16, 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Rocky Mountain Bicycles was recalling three models of its alloy-framed bicycles after determining they posed a fall and injury hazard to riders. According to the recall, the bicycle’s front frame triangle can crack and separate the head tube from the frame itself. The rider could fall and potentially be seriously injured if that separation occurs.
Rocky Mountain is recalling more than 1,500 bikes sold at stores nationwide from 2017 through 2020 for between $2,600 and $4,700. The recalled bicycles are the aluminum, non-electric versions of the Instinct, Instinct BC, and Pipeline models. Rocky Mountain Bicycles has already received at least 12 reports of its bicycle frames cracking.
In the face of COVID-19 restrictions, many people have turned to biking to get out of their homes and get some fresh air. Biking is a fun, low-impact form of exercise that can be enjoyed by all ages and boasts many health benefits. However, the latest bike-related recall should serve to remind all cyclists of the dangers of biking and the importance of taking safety precautions. Click here for more on the dangers of cycling, and some helpful safety tips.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries resulting from a fall while riding a Rocky Mountain Bicycle, we encourage you to contact one of the experienced Cincinnati product liability attorneys at Burg Simpson’s Ohio office today. Additionally, our compassionate personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson Ohio can help if you have been hurt in a cycling accident. We possess the knowledge and resources to investigate your potential claim, and secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call (513) 852-5600 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today!