13 manufacturers, distributors recall bicycles

(WCBD) – A crash hazard has prompted the recall of more than 1.5 million bicycles with front disc brakes and quick release levers.

The recall involves 13 manufacturers and distributors and covers more than a dozen brands, including Diamondback, Cannondale, and Jamis.

An open quick release lever on the bike’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bike, causing the rider to crash.

There have been three incidents reported, including one with injuries.

Bicycle stores nationwide sold the bikes from 1998 through this year.

Consumers can get free installation of a new quick release.

About 1.3 million of the recalled bikes were sold in the United States. About 245,000 were sold in Canada and about 9,000 were sold in Mexico.

A list of all brands covered in the recall and a video showing how to determine if your bike is included is available at quickreleaserecall.com

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