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Schwinn Mountain Bikes Collapse on Rough Terrain

Thursday, October 25, 2018By Richard Alexander and Nina Shapirshteyn

Pacific Cycle is recalling the 2018 Schwinn Abbott Adult Men’s Full Suspension Mountain Bicycles. The downtube [connects handle bars to the sprocket] cracks and collapses, causing extremely dangerous falls on rough terrain. Approximately 17,600 bicycles are in the recall.

Details About The Schwinn Mountain Bike Recall

The Schwinn mountain bikes involved in this recall are black with green, yellow and blue colors on the downtubes. “Schwinn” is printed in green and yellow on the downtube, and “Abbott” is printed in blue on the top tube of the bicycle, near the bike stem and handlebars. These bikes have 29” wheels, and they were initially sold at Walmart and online between February 2018 and August 2018 for approximately $180.

Mountain Bike Safety

Mountain bikes have to take a beating in this extreme sport. A main tube should never fail since all falls, whether uphill or down, are serious even with helmets and gloves. These bicycles were targeted for the low end of the market with a ridiculously low price and still turning a profit for Schwinn, no doubt accomplished by poor materials and/or insufficient testing.

Injury Caused by Defective Mountain Bikes

At this time, there have been 37 reports of failures in these bicycles. If you have one of these bicycles, you need to stop riding it immediately. Contact Pacific Cycle to receive a free replacement bicycle. If you have been injured while riding this mountain bike, you need to report the incident to the manufacturer and to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Definitely hire a Personal Injury lawyer who has proven product liability case experience in cases of injuries caused by a defective product.

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