Haro has issued a product defect recall for 2017 to 2020 Masi Evoluzione and Gran Corsa bicycles after five reports of the fork steerer tubes breaking including three injuries. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Haro Bicycles has recalled about 510 of the model-year 2017-2020 Masi Evoluzione and Gran Corsa bicycles because the bicycle’s fork steerer tube could break causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and suffer injuries or death.
Details of the Recall
The recall was announced after the company received five reports of the fork steerer tubes breaking, including three reports of riders who suffered non-life-threatening injuries such as bumps, bruises and scrapes. These recalled bicycles were sold at bike stores nationwide including Sun and Ski, and Erik’s Bikes and Fitness stores from December 2016 through February 2021 for between $1,400 and $6,200.
The bicycles have carbon frames, carbon fiber forks and carbon steer tubes. The Masi logo is on the frame and forks while the model name is printed on the frame and on the front portion of the top tube. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Haro Bicycles dealer for a free inspection, and repair or replacement of the fork and compression plug. If you own one of these bicycles and need more information about this safety recall, call Haro at 1-800-289-4276 or visit harobikes.com.
Defective Bicycles Can Be Dangerous
While a number of bicycle accidents are caused by collisions with other vehicles, thousands of bicyclists are also injured each year because of faulty bicycles or bicycle parts. When a bicycle part fails or malfunctions, the consequences can be devastating for the bicyclist. He or she may suffer serious injuries ranging from head injuries to spinal cord trauma, broken bones and internal organ damage.
If you have been injured by a faulty bike or bike part, you may be eligible to receive compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
There are a number of things you can do to protect your rights after a bike accident that is caused by a defective part. First, make sure you get prompt medical attention, treatment and care. Preserve the bicycle because it is the most important piece of evidence in your bicycle accident case. An expert will be able to thoroughly evaluate it for evidence such as defects and malfunctions. Contact an experienced product defect lawyer who can help you secure maximum compensation for your injuries, damages and losses.