July 9, 1996


Release # 96-161

WASHINGTON, DC - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Diversified Investments Corporation, doing business as Pacific Cycle USA of McFarland, Wis., is voluntarily recalling approximately 10,000 "Posi Track" mountain bike suspension forks. The forks may crack or separate, causing a rider to lose control of the bicycle and fall.

Pacific Cycle USA has received 150 reports of these forks cracking or separating. Eight of these incidents resulted in injuries, including facial and dental injuries, a concussion, a fractured nose, a fractured jaw, cuts, and bruises.

The metal forks have a black "Posi Track" decal on each fork blade (stanchion tube), which is secured to an alloy crown by two fouR-millimeter allen head bolts.

Posi Track Suspension Fork

Toys "R" Us and Target stores sold the forks nationwide from May 1994 through August 1995 as original equipment on 1994 and 1995 26-inch Pacific Conquest, Cyclone, and Conqueror bicycles.

Consumers who own bicycles with the defective suspension forks should stop using the bicycles immediately and call Pacific's service department at (800) 283-3303 for a free replacement fork.

"Posi Track" suspension forks with stanchions welded to the crown are not involved in this recall. In addition, "Posi Track" forks with colored decals are not involved in this recall.