Felt Recalls Mountain Bikes with Carbon Fiber Seatposts

According to cpsc.gov, Felt Bicycles is recalling mountain bikes with OEM carbon fiber seatposts. They’ve found that “the carbon seat post originally sold with the bicycle can crack and break, posing injury and fall hazards to the rider.”

While no injuries have been reported yet, Felt has received 10 reports of seatpost failures, and is taking action to ensure that no one is injured.

Photo: cpsc.gov
Photo: cpsc.gov

Here are the recall details from cpsc.gov:

Units

645

Description

This recall involves all model year 2015 Felt Double Double 30, NINEe 20 and Edict 1 mountain bicycles. The bicycles were sold with carbon fiber seat posts. The model name is printed on the top tube of the bicycles. The Felt logo is on the down tube of the Double Double 30 and the NINEe20, and on the top tube of the Edict 1. The Double Double 30 was sold in the color blue. The NINEe 20 was sold in a gray and orange color scheme. The Edict 1 was sold in a black and blue color scheme.

Incidents/Injuries

Felt has received 10 reports of the seat post cracking. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and seat post replacement.

Sold at

Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from August 2014 through September 2015 for between $2,000 and $5,500.

Distributor(s)

Felt Bicycles, of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

Photo: cpsc.gov
Photo: cpsc.gov

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