Huffy Corporation, the maker of mass-market Road, Mountain and BMX Bicycles for both men and women, is recalling almost 500 bicycles in order to prevent brake-related injuries from occurring.
Riders may be injured or thrown from the bike if the open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub came into contact with the front disc brake assembly. The front wheel may come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, increasing the likelihood that the rider would crash. However, no accidents have been reported.
The company is recalling an estimated 460 bikes. The green TR 745 (model number 26504M) and the white TR-S 740 (model number 26604M) bicycles with 27.5-inch wheels manufactured in the year 2014 are the only models included.
Consumers can easily identify if the bike is included in the recall by inspecting the frame. The bicycle includes the model name on the back portion of the frame and the model number near the pedals.
However, any bikes with a green dot on the inside of the quick release lever are not included in the recall. The bikes were sold at Walmart, Sears Puerto Rico and The Northwest Company (Cost U Less) from September 2014 through May 2015 for a price ranging from $250 to $370.
Consumers should not use the bicycles. Contact Huffy for a replacement quick release lever free of charge.
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