March 22, 2013
A serious injury hazard on close to 1000 Yuba bicycles has resulted in a recall by the company. Thousands of Cargo Bikes distributed by Yuba Bicycles are being recalled due to the defect, which can cause the passenger’s foot to be caught in the wheel of the bicycle. This can cause a potential injury to the rider.
According to Yuba Bicycles which is based in Sausalito, California, these bicycles were manufactured in China. The company is aware of at least 2 reports involving passengers who got their feet caught in the rear wheel of the bicycle. However, neither of these incidents resulted in injuries.
The bicycles that are included in the recall are the Mundo V4 Cargo Bikes, which come with steel frames, aluminum fenders and a wooden utility deck. The bikes come in orange, black and blue colors. These bicycles were sold at Yuba dealers across the country and Yuba Bicycles online, between May 2011 and December 2012.
The company is asking all bicycle owners who own one of these Cargo Bikes to stop using the recalled bicycles immediately. If you are an owner of the Mundo V4 Cargo Bikes included in this recall, you are required to contact the company immediately to receive a free wheel cover/wheel skirt. These wheel covers/wheel skirts will be installed on the bicycle at no extra cost.
Sometimes, a bicycle accident may occur in spite of the best efforts of the bicyclist in driving safely, because of a defect in the bicycle. In fact, California bicycle accident lawyers have recently come across an increasing number of recalls involving bicycles that had to be pulled off the market because of an inherent defect and the potential to cause an injury.