IKEA Recalls SLADDA bicycle over safety issues with belt drive

IKEA Sladda

TheSLADDA bicycle was launched in August 2016 as a move from IKEA to promote a sustainable transportation option in their many locations. Ikea has issued a precautionary recall of its SLADDA bicycle, due to safety issues with the drive belt. “The drive belt can suddenly snap, which in turn can lead to falls”, looks like there have been 11 reports of this happening.

For more info go to the IKEA website recall page here.

“Customers that have a SLADDA bicycle are urged to stop using it and to return it to any IKEA store for a full refund. Accessories specifically designed to fit with SLADDA will also be refunded. ”


IKEA Sladda


Trek issues voluntary nationwide recall of select Bontrager lights

In a coordinated effort with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Trek is issuing a voluntary recall of select Bontrager Flare RT lights sold individually as well as Bontrager Ion 700 RT front lights sold as part of the Bontrager Transmtr Set with Remote.


This recall was prompted by the discovery that the lights can turn off without warning when paired with a remote transmitter. To date, no injuries involving the affected lights have been reported. Upon discovery, the company immediately contacted the CPSC to begin the process of the recall action it is announcing today. The recall affects 700 lights located in the US, Canada, UK, and Japan.

Owners of Flare RT lights should check their light for the date code located on the back of the light. If the date code is between Af0400001 and Af0400407, it is affected by this recall. The date code of the affected Ion 700 RT is 1606 and is located on the bottom of the light under the charging port cover.

Trek is taking proactive measures to bring attention to this issue by reaching out through its global network of authorized retailers. As part of this voluntary recall, Trek will provide a free replacement light through its authorized retailers. To incentivize owners of the affected lights to return them, Trek will be issuing a $20 coupon good towards any Trek or Bontrager product for every light returned.

Authorized Trek retailers have been notified of the issue, and replacement lights are currently shipping to shops in the US, Canada, UK, and Japan. Owners of the affected models can expect fast service and replacement parts.


Notice: Product recalls from Felt and Salsa


Felt Bicycles is voluntarily recalling two of its aluminum cyclocross models due to possible frame failure, which could cause the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries. So far 127 of the 150 sold were reported and remedied.

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According to the notice on Felt’s website, no incidents have been reported. Included are approximately 150 units of the 2015 Felt F65X and F85X aluminum cyclocross bikes, made in Taiwan and sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide from June 2014 through September 2014 for between $1,200 and $1,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and frame replacement. If you have one, visit the Felt website and learn how to file your claim. You can also call Felt toll-free at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.


Salsa has issued a recall on its Bearpaw aluminum fat bike forks, included with Mukluk bikes, framesets and sold individually, purchased between September 1, 2013, and November 17, 2014. The affected units have the date codes stamped 20130524, 20130710 and 20130826, followed by “CWI2201BAN2”. Also, you can use the compass to guide your way: if the fork has one on the outside, it is likely covered by the recall. The new forks have the compass printed on the inside of the fork legs.


The affected fork may bend or break, causing a hazard to the rider. Contact an authorized Salsa dealer to arrange for a free inspection and refund or replacement. For more information, call Quality Bicycle Products at 877-774-6208.



Scott issues voluntary recall of Speedster bikes


From Scott Sports:

In cooperation with national recall authorities, Scott is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 2014 Scott Speedster and Contessa road bikes worldwide. Scott is conducting this recall due to a finding that the steerer tube in the front fork can break, creating a possible fall hazard.

The recall affects certain model year 2014 Scott Speedster road bikes. These bikes have been sold in retail and online stores from about August 2013 to May 2014.

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SRAM’s president discusses hydraulic road/cx brake recall

In what seems to be a trend this month, another CEO of a major cycling brand falls on his sword and apologizes to consumers. Here, SRAM’s president Stan Day discusses what led to the recall of all SRAM hydraulic road and cyclocross brakes and what steps consumers should take if they have them. For the latest on the recall, visit sramroadhydraulicbrakerecall.com.


SRAM publishes ‘stop use immediately’ notice for hydraulic brakes


Disc brakes have made a big push into the cyclocross and even road bike markets in the past year, but they certainly have had their share of bumps in the road along the way. SRAM, Shimano and TRP have all issued recalls for some of their disc brake products, but the latest news from SRAM trumps them all.

Despite an earlier recall that affected only a small production group of SRAM RED hydraulic disc road brakes, the new recall covers ALL hydraulic disc and rim brakes, and recommend riders stop using them immediately for their own safety.

Click here to read the full text of the announcement.

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