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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Company Phone Number: (800) 706-7063
July 31, 2003
Release # 03-169
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Bicycle Forks
Units: About 317
Manufacturer: Cervélo Cycles Inc., of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The forks on the bicycles can develop cracks near the crown area resulting in failure of the fork and posing a risk of injury to the rider.
Description: The recall involves "Wolf" all-carbon road bike forks with a 1-inch diameter threadless steer tube. The bicycle forks were sold with 2003 model Soloist Team and Super Prodigy bicycles and framesets. A 17cm "Cervélo" logo is printed in white outlined letters on both fork legs.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from April 2003 through July 2003 for about $3,000.
Manufactured in: Toronto, Canada
Remedy: Return the bicycles with the recalled forks to the dealer where purchased or contact Cervélo's recall hotline to locate the nearest service dealer to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Cervélo Cycles toll-free at (866) 296-3137 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday CT.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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