|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2003
Release # 03-066
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 805-6396
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sun Rise Bicycle Industrial Co. Ltd. of Taiwan and Raleigh America Inc., of Kent, Wash., are voluntarily recalling about 2,800 bicycles. The frames on these bicycles can break, which can cause riders to lose control and crash.
Raleigh America has received 13 reports of frames breaking including one incident where a consumer reported a broken heel.
The recall involves the 2002 Diamondback X-10 and X-20 Bicycles. These are full-suspension, Y-frame mountain bikes. They are either silver and black or black and blue. "Diamondback" and "X10" or "X20" are written on the down and bottom tubes.
Authorized Diamondback dealers sold the X-10 and X-20 bicycles nationwide from September 2001 through October 2002 for about $550 for the X-10 and $770 for the X-20.
Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycles and return them to an authorized Diamondback dealer to receive a free replacement frame. For more information or for the name of the nearest authorized Diamondback dealer, consumers can call Raleigh America at (888) 805-6396 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the web site at www.diamondback.com.
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.
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