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June 22, 1995

Release # 95-136
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187

CPSC, RockShox Inc. Announce Recall of 1992 Mag 20 and Mag 30 Mountain Bike Suspension Fork Crowns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), RockShox, Inc. of San Jose, California is voluntarily recalling 21,000 fork crowns on some of its Mag 20 and Mag 30 mountain bike suspension forks. The crowns may crack, causing a rider to lose control of the bicycle and fall.

RockShox has received 2 reports of incidents resulting in alleged personal injuries. Although these injuries were minor, there is potential for serious injury.

The RockShox forks, made only for mountain bikes, were sold as original equipment on some bicycles and as after-market equipment for other bicycles for about $330 to $390. The suspension forks with the defective crowns were sold through bicycle retail outlets worldwide. The Mag 20 and Mag 30 suspension forks have bright nickel finish and a "ROCKSHOX/MAGNESIUM" decal on the front of the fork. Forks with serial numbers 27266 through 158841 are involved in this recall. Forks with a dull bronze finish are not affected by this recall.

Consumers who own recalled bicycles should stop using them immediately. Consumers should check the left inside of the fork for the bike's serial number, then contact RockShox at (800) 694-0668 to determine if the fork crown is involved in the recall. If the fork crown is involved, RockShox will provide a UPS shipping authorization and the fork can be shipped free of charge to RockShox for a free replacement crown. Media inquiries should be directed to Chris Smith at (408) 232-7414.

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