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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

CPSC, Pacific Cycle USA Announce Recall of "Posi Track" Suspension ForksWASHINGTON, 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 Conqueror bicycles.

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 replacement fork.

"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.

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 report product hazards to