Defective Part in BMX Bicycle Exposes Rider to Fall Risk

Defective Part in BMX Bicycle Exposes Rider to Fall Risk
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October 29, 2015

Quality Bicycle Products is issuing a recall for bicycles that pose a fall hazard.

The Envy BMX bikes, manufactured by WeThePeople, feature a crankset spindle that is prone to breaking, which could cause the rider to lose balance and fall. The recall also applies to aftermarket ECLAT Aeon BMX cranksets. About 70 bicycles and 170 cranksets are included in the announcement.

The Envy BMX bicycles have a 20.6 or 21 inch chromoly frame, painted dark gold. The bicycle bottom bracket has an ENVY20.6 or ENVY21 stamp. The ECLAT Aeon BMX cranksets are the gears at the front of the bicycle chain with pedals attached to the outer ends. The cranksets have a steel, two-piece construction. Printed on the left side of the spindle is ESS Eclat 22mm and next to the pedal, on the crank arm is Aeon. Printed on the inside of the crank arm is Eclat Germany followed by the crank arm length 170mm or 175mm.

Consumers could purchase these products from September 2014 through July 2015. The Envy bicycles sold for about $1,100 and the aftermarket cranksets sold for about $180.

WeThePeople has received five reports of the crankset spindles breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and cranksets and return to the store where purchased for a free inspection and free replacement spindle.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Quality Bicycle Products at (844) 610-7484.