As the summer hits its stride and temperatures rise, more people take to the streets, trails and paths on bicycles. Particularly here in New York City and the beach towns of the east coast, thousands of people find themselves commuting to work by bicycle, getting some exercise on a bicycle or just out for a leisurely summer ride.
No one ever thinks twice about the possible dangers of riding a bicycle. Bicycles are seemingly a safe mode of transportation. However, bicycles like motor vehicles often suffer from defects that can prove inherently dangerous for the rider. Also, like motor vehicles companies, bicycle companies often recall parts, bike frames and entire bicycles for defects. SR Suntour N.A., a bicycle part manufacturer, is currently involved in a major recall for one of its bicycle parts.
On June 24, 2015 SR Suntour recalled various bicycle forks incorporated into a number of finished bicycles, under a number of bicycle brands. The fork models recalled are the M3010, M3020, M3030, NEX and XCT models. These bicycle forks have been incorporated into many name brand bicycle companies including: GT, Giant, INA International, Scott and Trek bicycles. Moreover, major companies such as Cannondale, Diamondback and Schwinn may also be affected the SR Suntour forks recall.
The forks involved in the recall were manufactured by SR Suntour between November 1, 2014 and January 27, 2015 and sold as a part of bicycles through June 2015. The defect in question can cause the top part of the fork to separate from the bottom part of the fork, if the fork is lifted from the ground, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a defective bicycle, the attorneys at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are here to protect your rights. Please contact ustoday online or by telephone at (888) 260-0473. We have handled and won many favorable settlements and jury awards in defective bicycle cases for our clients. We will handle you bicycle case from start to finish.