The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently instituted a recall for Huffy bicycles equipped with front disc brakes. The CPSC has recalled all model year 2014 Huffy TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycles due to a defect in the design of the bicycle. Specifically, an open quick release lever on the bike’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly. This contact between the wheel and the brake causes the front wheel to come to a sudden and unintended stop. Additionally, this contact can also cause the front wheel to separate completely from the bicycle. Both of these hazards pose serious risk of injury to the rider.
Huffy generally markets its products to a younger demographic, including those bicycles subject to this recall. The TR 745 has a green frame with model number 26504M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. The TR-S 740 has a white frame and model number 26604M on the bottom of the frame near the pedals. The label “Huffy” is on the downtube of the frame of both bicycles, and the model name “TR 745” or “TR-S 740” is on the rear portion of the frame. These models were sold at Walmart.com, as well as other retailers, from September 2014 to May 2015 for between $250 and $370.
The CPSC has recommended that consumers stop using the bikes immediately and contact Huffy for a free replacement to the front wheel.
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