Mountain bikes recalled due to potential frame cracks
Rocky Mountain is recalling some of its bikes.
VANCOUVER -- A Delta company's mountain bikes are being recalled because of a potential frame cracking issue.
Health Canada posted a recall notice Thursday for Rocky Mountain Bikes' Instinct, Instinct BC and Pipeline mountain bikes from 2018, 2019 and 2020. The notice says 1,466 of the bikes were sold in Canada and 1,527 were sold in the United States.
While there have been no reports of injuries, as of June 25 the company has received 12 reports of cracking frames.
The notice says: "The front triangle of the bicycle frame can crack, causing the steering tube to separate from the frame, posing a risk of injury and fall hazard to the user."
The small and medium-sized bikes that have been recalled have serial numbers starting with PRK17, PRK18 and PRK19. The large-sized bicycles' serial numbers begin with PRK17, PRK18, and between PRK19-00001 and PRK19-01275.
Models of the same bikes that have carbon frames are not included in the recall.