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October 12, 2000

Injuries Prompt RockShox Inc. to Recall Bicycle Forks

Bike forks recalledColorado Springs, CO (SafetyAlerts) - RockShox Inc., said today it is recalling about 220,000 front suspension bicycle forks worldwide. The compression rods inside these forks can break, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and possibly suffer serious injuries.

RockShox has received 23 reports of compression rods in these forks breaking, and two reports of injuries. Injuries included a concussion, a sprained wrist, scrapes and bruises.

Only 2001 Judy TT, Judy TT Special, Jett and Metro model RockShox front suspension bicycle forks are included in this recall. They have serial numbers beginning with "01." The serial number can be found engraved on the back side of the fork's crown and on a bar code sticker attached to the fork's lower leg. "RockShox" and the model name are written on the bicycle forks. These forks were sold as original equipment on numerous brands and models of bicycles. These forks also were sold separately.

Bicycle dealers nationwide sold these forks with bicycles and separately from July 2000 through October 2000. Bicycles with these forks sold for between $399 and $1,300, and forks alone sold for between $89 and $149.

Consumers should stop riding bicycles with the recalled forks immediately, and return them to the bicycle dealer where purchased for inspection and repair if needed. For a list of bicycle brands and model sold with these forks, and for more information, call RockShox at (866) 888-6192 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's web site here, or write to: RockShox Inc., Customer Service Dept., 1610 Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

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