Cycling Cranksets Recalled Due to Reported Injuries

Figure 1 – Affected Shimano Cranksets (with Product identification numbers)

A recall has been issued through the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) for Shimano 11-Speed Bonded Hollowtech Road Cranksets because the parts pose a crash risk to consumers. According to the recall, nearly 700,000 Shimano bike cranksets have been recalled after the company received 4,519 reports/complaints of the cranksets separating and breaking, including reports of injuries such as bone fractures, joint displacement, and lacerations.

The crankset is the part of the bike that moves the chain as the rider pedals, enabling the bike to move forward. The recall covers approximately 680,000 cranksets that were sold in the U.S. from January 2012 to August 2023 for approximately $270 to $1,500, and thousands of others worldwide according to According to the recall notice, the recalled parts were manufactured in Japan prior to 2019 and sold on bicycles manufactured by top brands such as Trek and Specialized.

Consumers who purchased an affected Shimano crankset are advised to immediately stop using the crankset and contact an authorized Shimano dealer to schedule a free inspection. Consumers whose crank components show signs of bonding separation or delamination will receive a free replacement crankset and installation. If you have been injured as a result of a defective crankset, it is imperative that you contact an attorney before signing anything.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective crankset, contact an experienced attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1-800- 870-9584. Abraham Watkins is the longest standing personal injury firm in Texas and has successfully represented many individuals who have who have been injured by a defective product. Call us today to schedule your free in person or virtual consultation.