BMC Teammachine SLR01 disc bike voluntary recall
Lawyers have welcomed the recall for safety checks of a bike which the manufacturers have acknowledged could lead to potential crashes and injuries.
Posted on 07 February 2020
Teammachine SLR01 disc bikes from 2018 to 2019, which first went on sale in June 2017 have been recalled by BMC.
The company stated that it had identified the risk that “the steerer tube can crack during regular use and potentially snap.
A broken steerer could result in the rider losing control of their bike, crashing and potentially suffering injuries.” It said it had “identified a technical problem with a part of the fork, which now means that retailers must carry out safety checks.”
You can read the full statement here.
Around 20 models of the BMC Teammachine SLR01 disc bikes are understood to be affected, although there have not been any incidents reported to date.. If you are in any doubt whether your bike is affected, you are requested to stop riding your bike immediately and take it to a BMC retailer for them to identify whether the bike requires a new fork or it is safe to ride.
Jill Paterson, a Partner in the Consumer Law and Product Safety Department said:
“It is encouraging to see BMC taking proactive steps to protect the safety of the riders. So often, recalls take place too late; after people have been hurt. BMC must now put in place effective processes to rectify any problems as soon as possible.”
If you have suffered an injury as a result of using a BMC Teammachine SLR01 or a potentially defective bike, please email Jill Paterson on 020 7650 1219.