Salsa Cycles Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Risk of Fall Hazard

The bicycle fork can bend or break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Recall date: December 04, 2014
Recall number: 15-041
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  • Salsa Cycles Bearpaw Bicycle Fork

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    Salsa Cycles Bearpaw Bicycle Fork

  • Salsa Cycles Mukluk Bicycle

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    Salsa Cycles Mukluk Bicycle

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Salsa Bearpaw Bicycle Forks

Hazard:

The bicycle fork can bend or break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Consumer Contact:

Salsa Cycles toll-free at (877) 774-6208 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.salsacycles.com and click on the “Fork Recall” button for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,500

Description

This recall involves all aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles. The forks have date code 20130524, 20130710 or 20130826 stamped on the fork steerer, followed by “CWI2201BAN2” and a Salsa compass graphic on the bend of the fork blades. Consumers or the dealer will need to disassemble the front of the bicycle to access the steerer tube with the date code and model information. The forks were sold in “tequila lime” with black paint, “metallic gold,” red and black. The bikes were sold in sizes x-small, small, medium, large and x-large.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Salsa Bearpaw forks and contact a Salsa dealer for a free inspection and replacement fork.

Sold at

Bicycle stores nationwide and online at various websites from September 2013 through November 2014 for about $250 separately and for between $1,850 and $4,400 for the bicycles.

Importer(s)

Salsa Cycles, a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products Inc., of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • Salsa Cycles Bearpaw Bicycle Fork

  • Salsa Cycles Mukluk Bicycle