July 31, 2003CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Bicycle Forks
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in
voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Bicycle Forks
Units: About 317
Manufacturer: Cervélo Cycles Inc., of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The forks on the bicycles can develop cracks near the crown area
resulting in failure of the fork and posing a risk of injury to the rider.
Description: The recall involves "Wolf" all-carbon road bike forks with a
1-inch diameter threadless steer tube. The bicycle forks were sold with 2003
model Soloist Team and Super Prodigy bicycles and framesets. A 17cm "Cervélo"
logo is printed in white outlined letters on both fork legs.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from April 2003 through July
2003 for about $3,000.
Manufactured in: Toronto, Canada
Remedy: Return the bicycles with the recalled forks to the dealer where
purchased or contact Cervélo's recall hotline to locate the nearest service
dealer to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Cervélo
Cycles toll-free at (866) 296-3137 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday CT or visit the firm's Web site at www.cervelo.com.