Pacific Cycle recalls 2018 Schwinn Abbott MTBs with downtube fault

Pacific Cycle has announced a recall of its 2018 Schwinn Abbot Men’s Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes due to a downtube hazard, amounting to 17,600 units.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the bikes’ downtube can crack in certain situations, which poses a fall hazard to riders.

Pacific Cycle has received 37 reports of cracks in the bike’s downtube, with one injury involving cuts and abrasions being reported. The company has advised consumers to immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact Pacific Cycle to receive a free replacement.

The bikes were sold exclusively at Walmart from February 2018 through August 2018.

In a recall notice posted on Cycle Pacific’s website, the brand stated: “At Schwinn, we are committed to the safety of our bicycles and the Schwinn Quality standard, using over 120 years of cycling heritage, passion and expertise to guide us. Following reports that some Schwinn Abbott Adult Men’s Mountain Bicycles developed cracks in certain situations, we decided to work with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to conduct a voluntary recall of these bicycles.  There has been one injury reported in the 17,600 units recalled.”

 

Hayley Everett

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