CPSC & Bike Companies Recall Suspension Forks
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of its ongoing
investigation of injuries associated with mountain biking, the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) and the following four companies are announcing the companies'
voluntary recall of about 21,000 mountain bike suspension forks. The forks, which connect
the front wheel to the main frame of a mountain bike, may crack, break, or separate, in
various locations, depending on the make and model. With a broken suspension fork, riders
can lose control of the bike, fall, and seriously injure themselves.
CPSC and the companies urge consumers to stop using bicycles that have these suspension forks immediately and contact the manufacturer or a local authorized dealer. Owners of recalled suspension forks will receive instructions for repairing or replacing the forks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.