Focus Bicycles Recalls Mountain Bikes Due to Potential Frame Collapse
The company believes that about 80 bicycles are affected by this issue
A potentially unstable frame has prompted a recall from Focus Bicycles USA.
The company is recalling four models of its 2016 Focus Spine mountain bicycles. The bicycle seatstay or linkage component parts used to connect the seat tube and rear axle dropouts can be incorrectly sized, which can cause the frame to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
About 80 bicycles are included in the recall. The firm has received one incident report, which resulted in no injuries.
The four recalled models are the Spine C (carbon) 0.0, Factory, Pro, and SL. These were sold in black/white, grey/orange, and green/light green/yellow color schemes. Focus is printed on the bicycle's down tube and Spine is printed on the top tube.
The affected bikes could be purchased at independent specialty bicycle stores nationwide from October 2015 through April 2016 for between $4,000 and $8,000.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Focus Bicycles to schedule a free inspection and repair.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact Focus Bicycles at (877) 753-4480.