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Product safety recall of Rockrider Mountain Bike

A product recall of the Rockrider XC 500S MT Mountain Bike has been announced by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).

Posted on 03 January 2023

The recall is reportedly due to an issue with the Manitou Machete 120mm front fork which could lead to fork failure during normal use.

The announcement notes that the plunger of the Manitou Machete front fork is unsafe and could break during normal use.

The Rockrider bike was sold by Decathlon. All models with the code 8614814 are being recalled with immediate effect. Cyclists are advised to immediately stop using the bike due to a risk of injuries and contact Decathlon for repairs to be made.

Mountain bikes such as the Rockrider are designed to be used on rough terrain and Leigh Day product safety lawyers Thomas Jervis and Philippa Wheeler say it is worrying that the bikes have been supplied to consumers with forks that might fail during normal use.   

Leigh Day product safety department partner Thomas Jervis said:

“Failure of a bike’s front forks during cycling can cause catastrophic injuries to the cyclist. Consumers should be able to expect that their bikes are free from safety defects when purchased.   We have extensive experience of representing riders who have been seriously hurt by a defect with other bikes manufactured by different companies resulting in brain and spinal injuries and even death.

"Decathlon needs to ensure that this message is put out to all owners of affected bikes as a priority.”

For full details of the product recall please see the OPSS website.

If you have been affected by any of the issues outlined, contact Thomas Jervis or Philippa Wheeler on 020 3780 0462.

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Thomas Jervis

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Philippa Wheeler

Philippa is a solicitor in the product safety team

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