Felt Bicycles Recalls Cyclocross Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2009
Release # 09-313

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 433-5887
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Felt Bicycles Recalls Cyclocross Bicycles Due to Fall 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 2007/2008 Felt F1X Cyclocross Bicycles

Units: About 1,500

Importer: Felt Bicycles, of Irving, Calif.

Manufacturer: Aprebic/EVO Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Hazard: The bicycle’s fork steerer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control and fall, posing a risk of injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Felt Bicycles has received six reports of the bicycle forks breaking, including two reports of minor cuts and scrapes.

Description: The recall includes all 2007/2008 Felt F1X Cyclocross Bicycles. These bicycles are available in semimatte black and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steerer tubes.

Sold by: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from July 2006 through April 2009 for between $1,400 and $1,500.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact a local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.feltracing.com

 

Picture of Recalled Cyclocross Bicycle