Bicycle and accessory recalls happen when products are found to be faulty or don't comply with local standards. Current recall information is on this page.
Brake shown the finger
The Avid Single Digit 7 (SDG7) bicycle mechanical rim brake has been shown the finger by SRAM and recalled.
There is a potential for the cable noodle anchor rivet to dislodge from the brake unit.
This can cause one of the two brakes to fail.
This would result in the loss of braking power for that individual brake, resulting in extended stopping distance or unexpected braking behaviour.
This may pose an accident or injury risk to the rider.
All Avid SDG7 rim brakes with production codes 01JUN14 to 26MAY17 are involved in this recall; the production date can be found on the back of the brake arm.
Brakes produced prior to 1 June 2014 are not involved in this recall.
Product codes are 00.5115.007.000 08A RB SDG7 FRONT 90 4MMSPCR 16MM BOLT and 00.5115.007.010 08A RB SDG7 REAR 90 4MMSPCR 16MM BOLT.
Consumers should stop using the bicycle and contact SRAM DSD on 03 9212 6100 to arrange a replacement product.
Aggressor bars go limp
The GT Aggressor Expert, Comp and Sport Mountain Bikes have been recalled due to bendy handle bars.
In certain cases, the handlebars have not been properly manufactured and will bend easily in normal use.
If the handlebars bend during use the rider may lose control and fall, possibly causing serious injury.
The bikes recalled include: 2018 27.5 M Aggressor Expert - black only; 2018 27.5 F Aggressor Comp - black or blue; and 2018 27.5 M Aggressor Sport - gunmetal grey or deep navy.
Consumers should check the serial number to see if their bike is affected.
To check the serial number, turn the bike upside down and remove the screw holding the bottom bracket cable guide in place. Move the guide and cables slightly to read the stamped 11-digit serial number.
If the bike is affected by the recall, consumers should return the GT Bicycle immediately to the nearest GT retailer to have a replacement handlebar fitted.
Dual recall of helmets
A number of helmet brands have been pulled from the shelves after testing found they were not up to standard.
Harnesses failed testing on the Energie Razor 2 and on the Cyclingdeal Road Mountain helmets.
The Energy Razor 2 is described as having a grey EPS Liner and 3 piece polycarbonate shell, rear dial fit adjuster, black webbing and quick release buckle. Black shell colour with pink and silver print design. The helmets have the model name “Razor II” on the outside of the helmet.
The Cyclingdeal product comes in various colours.
The recall notice for both recalls says there is a possibility the helmets may not provide adequate protection to the wearer in the event of a crash.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact their retailer or cyclingdeal.com.au to receive a refund.
Major Merida fork failure
Merida has recalled a wide range of 2017 model Scultura road bikes because the carbon fork steerer could crack completely, causing riders to lose control of the bike.
Merida says some models of the carbon fork might break under stress and could cause crashes, serious injuries and even death.
"It is essential that the fork will be replaced and the bike should not be continued to be ridden or used under any circumstance,” Merida said.
Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact their local Merida retailer to have a replacement fork fitted.
Because of an irregularity in the production process, the affected carbon fork steer tube has insufficient strength, which might lead to cracks below the stem or spacers. This can lead to a full crack of the tube.
The bikes recalled are the Merida Scultura CF2 bikes Model Year 2017 (rim brake & disc brake versions) sold nation-wide between July 2016 and July 2017:
- MY 17 Scultura Disc 400 / Scultura Disc 400-Juliet
- MY 17Scultura 4000 / Disc 4000
- MY 17Scultura 4000 Juliet / Disc 4000
- MY 17Scultura 5000 / Disc 5000
- MY 17Scultura 6000
- MY 17Scultura Special Edition
The corresponding 2018 models are not affected.
The Taiwan-based company said in a press release: "We deeply regret this recall, but the safety of our customers is our main priority.”
Fluid helmets recalled rapidly
Anaconda stores have recalled the Fluid Rapid helmet because it does not meet Australian standards.
Testing revealed that the helmets straps may be defective.
The helmet may not provide adequate protection to the wearer in the event of a crash.
The models effected are the: Vivid Black, small/medium; Stealth, small/medium; Orange, small/medium
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Anaconda for a refund of the purchase price.
Bianchi fork flunks out
Bianchi has recalled a number of road bikes models because of faulty front forks.
The recall effects certain 2017 model Infinito CV, Infinito CV Dama Bianca, Intenso and Intenso Dama Bianca (non disc version) bikes and framesets in a range of colours. Included are:
Infinito CV : 1H, BZ, 7Z, BW
Intenso : 1J, 2E, BB, RB, PL, BW
The fork can fail during use and may result in a serious injury to the rider.
Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and return it to the place of purchase to arrange a replacement fork to be fitted.
The product was sold nationally through authorised Bianchi dealers from 1 June 2016 until 31 July 2017.