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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 1994

Release # 95-031
CPSC: Robin Diamond
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1219

CPSC, Bicycle Companies Recall Seat Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of its ongoing investigation of injuries associated with mountain bikes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the following three companies are announcing the recall or retrofit of about 186,700 mountain bike seat posts. The seat posts have clamp bolts under the seat which may break or fracture, depending on the make and model, resulting in loss of bicycle control and serious injury to the rider.

Since the summer of 1994, the companies and CPSC have received at least 25 reported incidents of seat post breakage, resulting in 17 claimed injuries.

The following companies are participating in this recall:

COMPANY MAKE/MODEL DISTRIBUTION
DATES
PROBLEM
Specialized
Bicycle
Components
Morgan Hill, CA
(800) 214-1468
Polygon PM-215
Delta DP127;
& DP510
8/93-11/94
130,000 units
Cracking or fracturing of the seat post clamp bolt.
Cannondale Corp.
Georgetown, Conn.
800-BIKEUSA
Polygon PM-215 1994;1994 1/2;
1995 models
42,753 units
Cracking or fracturing of the seat of the seat bolt.
Fisher Bicycle
A Divison of
the Trek
Bicycle Corp.
Waterloo, Wis.
800-879-8735
Polygon PM-215
on Advance &
Rangitoto - Gary
Fisher models
8/93-12/93
14,000 units
Cracking or fracturing of the seat of the seat bolt.

CPSC and the companies urge consumers to stop using bicycles that have these model seat posts and immediately contact the manufacturer or a local authorized dealer. Owners of recalled seat posts will receive instructions to take their bikes to the place of purchase for a FREE repair and replacment seat post clamp bolt assembly.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.


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