May 9, 2002Rocky Mountain Bicycles Has Recalled
British Columbia, Canada (SafetyAlerts)
- Rocky Mountain Bicycles has recalled
about 660 mountain
bicycles. The chainstay that holds the rear wheel in place can fail, causing
the rear wheel to separate from the bicycle. This can cause the rider to
lose control and crash.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles have received one report of an incident where the
rear wheel separated from the bicycle. The rider sustained minor abrasions
due to the crash.
This recall involves 16.5-, 18- and 19-inch Slayer and Edge full-
suspension, mountain bicycles. The Slayer model is black metallic with red
decals on the top tube and downtube that read "Slayer" and "Rocky Mountain."
The Edge model is royal blue with yellow decals on the top tube and downtube
that read "Edge" and Rocky Mountain." "Made in Canada" is printed on decals
on both model bicycles.
Specialty bicycle shops sold the bicycles nationwide from January 2001
through February 2002. The "Edge" model sold for about $1,750 and the
"Slayer" for about $2,150.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and return them to the
store where purchased for a free repair. For more information, consumers can
contact Rocky Mountain Bicycles at (800) 663- 2512 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
PT Monday through Friday.
Bicycles with the letter "S" stamped on the chainstay yoke are not involved
in this recall.