July 9, 1996
Release # 96-161
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Pacific Cycle USA Announce Recall of
"Posi Track" Suspension Forks
WASHINGTON, DC -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Diversified Investments
Corporation, doing business as Pacific Cycle USA of McFarland, Wis., is voluntarily
recalling approximately 10,000 "Posi Track" mountain bike suspension forks. The
forks may crack or separate, causing a rider to lose control of the bicycle and fall.
Pacific Cycle USA has received 150 reports of these forks cracking or separating. Eight of
these incidents resulted in injuries, including facial and dental injuries, a concussion,
a fractured nose, a fractured jaw, cuts, and bruises.
The metal forks have a black "Posi Track" decal on each fork blade (stanchion
tube), which is secured to an alloy crown by two fouR-millimeter allen head bolts.
Toys "R" Us and Target stores sold the forks nationwide from May 1994 through
August 1995 as original equipment on 1994 and 1995 26-inch Pacific Conquest, Cyclone, and
Consumers who own bicycles with the defective suspension forks should stop using the
bicycles immediately and call Pacific's service department at (800) 283-3303 for a free
"Posi Track" suspension forks with stanchions welded to the crown are not
involved in this recall. In addition, "Posi Track" forks with colored decals are
not involved in this recall.
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