NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
January 6, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 346-2928
Bicycles with RockShox Bicycle Forks Recalled by SRAM LLC Due to Crash Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Bicycles using RockShox Domain 302 and 318 bicycle forks
Units: About 175
Importer: SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.
Hazard: The steel steerer on the forks can crack, causing the fork to detach from the bicycle frame. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.
Incidents/Injuries: One incident with a minor injury has been reported. Two other incidents without injury have been reported outside of the United States.
Description: The recall involves RockShox Domain 302 and 318 bicycle forks with steel steerer sold for installation on new bicycles. Only those forks manufactured between March 2008 and October 2008 with dates codes 09T8 through 42T8 are included in this recall. The date code is located on the back of the fork crown and on the lower leg. The RockShox Domain fork was installed on Transition Bottle Rocket bicycles, and may have been installed on Rocky Mountain Flatline 1, Rocky Mountain Slayer SS350, and Rocky Mountain Slayer SS396 bicycles.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from March 2008 through November 2008 for between $1,600 and $3,100.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with these forks immediately and contact their bicycle retailer for a free replacement fork.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sram.com
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