Advanced Sports International (ASI) is recalling Downtown models of its Breezer Bicycles brand because their pedals can fall off the spindles and put riders at risk for a crash. The Philadelphia company has received 12 reports of the pedal/axle issue, but thankfully no injuries have been reported.
The recall involves roughly 1,700 bicycles in Breezer's "Transportation" category, model names Downtown 3, Downtown 3-ST, Downtown 8, Downtown 8-ST, Downtown EX and Downtown EX-ST. Model names are printed on bike top tubes. The steel frame bicycles were sold in a variety of sizes and colors at Breezer Bicycles dealers nationwide between July 2014 and May 2015 for about $450 to $650.
Consumers should stop using the recalled bikes and contact an authorized dealer for a pedal replacement.
Consumers may contact Advanced Sports International toll-free at (888) 286-6263 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit breezerbikes.com, click on "Recall Notices" in the bottom left corner of the homepage and choose "Downtown Pedal Recall" for more information.