August 10, 1999
Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Huffy Bicycle Forks
TAIWAN (SafetyAlerts) - Huffy "Verdict" Bicycles
Suspension Forks - Hsin Lung Accessory, of Taiwan, is recalling about 1,400 bicycle
suspension forks with model number HSF-350. The fork's model number is on the right tube
of the fork. The forks are black, and have "Zoom" written on them. These forks
were installed exclusively on Huffy Bicycle Company "Verdict" full-suspension
mountain bikes with serial numbers B98J, B98K, B98L and B99A. The bicycle serial number is
on the area where the crank is attached to the frame. Mass merchandise stores, such as
Shopko, Service Merchandise, Pamida and TRU*SERV, sold these bicycles nationwide from
January 1999 to June 1999 for about $200.
These suspension forks can break apart during
use when the upper crown weld fails, causing serious injuries to the bicycle rider.
Hsin Lung Accessory has received three reports of serious injuries to riders, including
contusions, bruises and lacerations to the mouth, caused by the front suspension forks
Consumers are advised to immediately stop riding the bicycles. Hsin Lung Accessory is
replacing the bicycle forks with new and improved front suspension forks at no charge. To
arrange to get a replacement fork installed and for more information, consumers should
call Huffy Bicycles at (800) 872-2453 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EDT Monday through
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