2020 has been an historic year, including an unprecedented uptick in bicycle ridership. In the spring of 2020, sales of bicycles increased 75% across the country. This is due in no small part to the fact that bicycles provide a relatively COVID-19 safe mode of transportation and exercise. More bicycle sales means more sales for related products, such as helmets, locks, and child seats.
These purchases may not be as safe as they seem. At the end of last year, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued recalls for several bicycles and bicycle-related products. These products pose serious safety risks to consumers.
What should you do if you have purchased one of these products?
If you have been notified that you have purchased a defective bicycle product, the first step is to stop using that product. Look up the product to determine why it was recalled and if the product you have poses a safety risk. Depending on the issue, you as the consumer should be able to replace or fix the item, if not receive a refund for the purchase.
In any case, using recalled bicycle products can increase the rider’s chance of getting into a potentially dangerous fall or crash. No matter how safe you might be as a rider, a faulty bicycle product can put you in harm’s way. Recently, several bicycle and bicycle product recalls have been issued. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recommended replacing most of those items.
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