About 9,300 bicycles sold by independent bicycle retailers nationwide from February, 2010 through October, 2010, have been recalled because the crank sets installed on numerous makes of bicycles may cause a crash hazard.
Consumers are reminded that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The importer of the crank sets, Full Speed Ahead, of Woodinville, WA, has received eleven reports of incidents, including two cases where injuries have been reported.
Information regarding this recall:
Name of Product: Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer crank sets installed on numerous makes of bicycles.
Hazard: If the fixing bolt is over-tightened on the non-drive crank arm, the bolt shoulder can crack or break. If this occurs, the non-drive arm can fall off the bicycle causing the rider to crash and suffer injuries.
Description: A crank set is the component of the bicycle that the chain and pedals attach to for pedaling. The recalled models are either painted black with “Gossamer” printed in white on the arm or white with “Gossamer” printed in black on the arm. There are two drive gears (referred to as “double”) on the crank set.
Gossamer BB30 non-drive crank arms that are included in the recall have serial numbers beginning with 10B, 10C, and 10D. Serial numbers are located on the backside of the crank arm by pedal threads.
Note: MegaExo model Gossamer cranksets and Gossamer BB30 cranksets with three drive gears (referred to as “triple” cranksets) are not involved in this recall.
Bicycle models: Click here for a list of all bicycle models on the list along with all known information relative to this recall, including pertinent photographs.
Sold as: Assembled as standard original equipment on the bicycles listed. Sold by independent bicycle retailers nationwide from February 2010 through October 2010.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles that have the recalled crank arm sets and return the bicycle to the dealer. The dealer will install the new non-drive crank arm free of charge.
Consumer Contact: For additional information on obtaining a free replacement non-drive crank arm, contact Full Speed Ahead toll-free at (877) 743-3372 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm’s website at www.fullspeedahead.com (pdf)
The Consumer Product Safety Commission 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. To report to the CPSC, visit https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.