Bicycle Recall May Explain Recent Accidents
Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a statement recalling 17,000 bicycles. Three leading bicycle brands affected by the recall: GT, Giant, and Trek Bicycles are being recalled because of a defect involving the SR Suntour Suspension Forks. It has been reported that the SR Suntour suspension fork's internal support tubes can break causing serious injuries to those riding on bikes equipped with these suspension forks.
GT, Giant, and Trek Bicycles equipped with the faulty SR Suntour suspension forks were sold at specialty bicycle stores nationwide from April 2011 through March 2012. The CPSC has said that consumers should stop using bicycles with SR Suntour Suspension Forks and immediately take these bicycles to any authorized GT, Giant, or Trek dealer for a free repair.
While SR Suntour has not explicitly mentioned the reason for the recall, it should be noted that SR Suntour has received 12 reports of incidents involving the suspension forks.
As we approach summer, it’s important to make sure your bicycle is functioning correctly before hitting the streets. In Philadelphia, it is reported that 300,000 people ride a bicycle at least once a month during the summer. This is on top of the nearly 36,000 people that ride a bicycle to work at least once a month, year-round in Philadelphia.
However, with the increase of riders comes the increase in accidents. Bicycle accidents in Philadelphia can cause bruises, lacerations, road rash, burns, concussions, broken bones, head injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Regardless of how and why a bicycle accident occurs, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately following a bicycle accident.
The Pennsylvania bicycle accident law firm of Reiff and Bily remains committed to bicycle safety and always offers a free, no obligation consultation to those injured in bicycle accidents caused by the fault of another or due to a defectively designed bicycle, a defectively manufactured bicycle, or defectively designed bicycle parts. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle crash or while riding on a bike equipped with the recently recalled SR Suntour Suspension Forks, please contact one of our experienced bicycle accident attorneys for a free consultation at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.