Unreliable Front Wheel Poses Fall Hazard in Bicycles from QBP
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Unreliable Front Wheel Poses Fall Hazard in Bicycles from QBP

January 13, 2016

Quality Bicycle Products, Inc. (QBP) is recalling certain bikes that may not be sturdy enough to ensure the safety of riders.

The recall applies to the Stolen series BMX bicycles, including Stolen Agent 16CB and 16FW, Stolen Compact, Stolen Casino and Stolen Stereo models. In affected bicycles, the front wheel can detach due to improperly fitting retention washers, posing a fall hazard to the rider. This defect puts the bikes in violation of the federal bicycle standard.

Stolen and the model name are printed on the frame of the bicycles. The Agent 16-inch bikes were sold in dark blue, the Compact 20-inch in neon orange and satin white, the Casino 20-inch in gray, highlight yellow and electric red, and the Stereo 20-inch in satin black and electric green.

Consumers could purchase these bikes from September 2015 through October 2015 for between $230 and $350.

The firm has received one report of an incident. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled BMX bicycles and return them to the store where purchased for a free inspection and free replacement wheel retention washers.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact QBP at (844) 610-7484.