January 7, 2003Sun Rise Industrial and Raleigh America
Have Recalled Bicycles
WA, and Taiwan (SafetyAlerts)
- Sun Rise Bicycle Industrial Co. Ltd. of Taiwan and Raleigh America Inc.,
of Kent, Wash. have recalled
about 2,800 bicycles. The frames on these bicycles can break, which can
cause riders to lose control and crash.
Raleigh America has received 13 reports of frames breaking including one
incident where a consumer reported a broken heel.
The recall involves the 2002 Diamondback X-10 and X-20 Bicycles. These are
full-suspension, Y-frame mountain bikes. They are either silver and black or
black and blue. ?Diamondback? and ?X10? or ?X20? are written on the down and
Authorized Diamondback dealers sold the X-10 and X-20 bicycles nationwide
from September 2001 through October 2002 for about $550 for the X-10 and
$770 for the X-20.
Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycles and return them to an
authorized Diamondback dealer to receive a free replacement frame. For more
information or for the name of the nearest authorized Diamondback dealer,
consumers can call Raleigh America at (888) 805-6396 between 7 a.m. and 5
p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the web site at www.diamondback.com.