|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2000
Release # 01-045
|Bicycle Recall Hotline: (800) 222-5527
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
CPSC, DiaTech USA and Derby USA Announce Recall of Bicycles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DiaTech USA, of Kenmore, Wash., and Derby USA, of Kent, Wash., are recalling about 5,000 bicycles for repair. The disc brakes on these bicycles can stick and prevent the brake pads from returning to the proper position when the brake lever is released. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.
DiaTech USA, the manufacturer of the brakes, and Derby USA, the importer and distributor, have received one report of a consumer who lost control of his bicycle when the brakes failed to disengage, and suffered broken ribs.
These are 2000 model bicycles with the following brands and models:
||M600, M800, M8000
||Zetec Comp, X-2
||DS950, Alpina 700
They have ballistic spiral stop disc brakes. "DIATECH" is written on the brake.
Raleigh, Diamondback and Univega bicycle dealers nationwide sold these bicycles from November 1999 through June 2000 for between $800 and $1,200.
Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately, and return them to their dealer for free replacement of the front and rear brake calipers. For more information or to locate the nearest dealer, contact Derby USA at (800) 222-5527 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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