|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2001
Release # 02-026
|Raleigh America's Hotline: (800) 222-5527
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
CPSC, Raleigh America Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Raleigh America Inc., of Kent, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 500 bicycles. The bottom bracket spindle inside the crankset of the bicycle can break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.
Raleigh America has received five reports of bottom bracket spindles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled bicycles are the 2001 Diamondback XSL-Race and XSL- Pro Mountain models. The XSL-Race model is white with red and black decals. The XSL-Pro model is yellow with white decals.
Authorized Diamondback dealers sold the bicycles nationwide from January 2001 through August 2001 for between $1,400 and $1,900.
Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact the authorized Diamondback dealer where the bicycle was purchased to arrange for a free repair. For more information, consumers can contact Raleigh America at (800) 222-5527 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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