|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2002
Release # 02-208
|Seat Post Recall Hotline: (800) 234-2725
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cane Creek Cycling Components (Cane Creek), of Fletcher, N.C., is voluntarily recalling about 7,700 bicycle suspension seat posts. The seat post's cradle, which attaches to the bicycle seat, can break, posing the risk of falls and serious injury to riders.
Cane Creek has received 18 reports of cradles breaking; though, no injuries have been reported.
The recalled THUDBUSTER Suspension Seat Posts are black and silver and have a range of serial numbers between 10894 and 18710. The serial number can be found inside the seat post's tube toward the bottom of the post. The words, "Cane Creek" and "Thudbuster" are also printed on the seat post. The seat posts are made in the U.S.
Independent bicycle dealers nationwide sold these seat posts between November 2000 and June 2002 for about $140.
Consumers should stop using these seat posts immediately and return them to the company for a free repair. Consumers should contact Cane Creek Cycling Components at (800) 234-2725 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.canecreek.com (note - recall no longer available on firm's web site).
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