Faulty Pedal Forces Recall for Models of Breezer Bicycles
Breezer Bicycles is issuing a nationwide recall due to safety issues discovered in several product lines.
The Philadelphia, PA bicycle manufacturer, owned by Advanced Sports International, came to the decision after numerous reports of pedals separating from the spindle on its Breezer Downtown Bicycle. This separation can cause the rider the lose control of the bike, posing a crash hazard.
This recall involves Breezer Bicycles models Downtown 3, Downtown 3-ST, Downtown 8, Downtown 8-ST, Downtown EX and Downtown EX-ST. The bicycles come in eight different sizes and a variety of gloss colors, including candy apple, chartreuse, chocolate, dark blue, dark green, shale and slate. The model is printed on the top tube of the bicycle. The bikes were sold at authorized dealers nationwide from July 2014 to May 2015, retailing for $450 to $650.
The firm is aware of 12 incidents relating to the pedal, though no injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycle and return it to a Breezer dealer for a free pedal replacement.
Consumers with questions should contact Advanced Sports International at (888) 286-6263.