Front Disc Brake Malfunction Prompts Recall from Huffy

Front Disc Brake Malfunction Prompts Recall from Huffy
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August 27, 2015

A major bicycle manufacturer is recalling one of its lines due to an injury risk.

This week, Huffy announced the decision to recall all model year 2014 Huffy TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycles. In these bikes, an open quick release lever on the front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

"Huffy" is on the downtube of the frame of both bicycles and model name is on the rear portion of the frame. The TR 745 has a green frame with model number 26504M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. The TR-S 740 has a white frame and model number 26604M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. Bicycles that have a green dot on the inside of the quick release lever are not included in this recall.

These models were on sale at Walmart.com, Sears Puerto Rico and The Northwest Company (Cost U Less) from September 2014 through May 2015 for between $250 and $370. No injuries or incidents have been reported to Huffy. About 460 bicycles are being recalled.

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact Huffy for a free replacement quick release lever for the front wheel. Customers with questions should call (888) 366-3828.