A bicycle recall is underway for Civia Cycle after a cyclist sustained a spinal cord injury. According to an investigation by the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), the Civia-brand Hyland bicycles had faulty aluminum fenders that could bend or break, sending the cyclist into a fall. About 1,000 bicycles have been recalled.
Bicycle manufacturer Trek has issued a recall after a bicycle accident left a cyclist a quadriplegic. An additional bicycle accident resulted in a cyclist sustaining facial injuries. According to the CPSC, an open quick release lever on the bicycle can cause the front wheel to stop or separate completely. The recall applies to all Trek bicycles made between the years of 2000 and 2015.
What Are The Consequences of Failing to Report a Defective Product?
When companies fail to notify consumer protection agencies of defective products, it can lead to heavy fines. Companies must notify the CPSC within 24 hours of learning about a defective product.
Bicycle accidents due to defective products can become costly for manufacturers, because in some circumstances, consumers can sue the company for compensation. In the case of the man who became a quadriplegic, medical costs and lost income could potentially be in the millions over a lifetime.
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