|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 686-3472
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: SunRinglé Hollow Quick Release Devices for Bicycles
Units: About 800
Manufacturer: Hayes Bicycle Group, of Mequon, Wis.
Hazard: The quick release devices can unexpectedly fail or break when locked in position on the bicycle, causing the rider to lose control, which poses a serious fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Hayes Bicycle Group has received four reports of the quick release device breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description and Models: This recall involves the SunRinglé Hollow Quick Release Devices for bicycles and includes models Hollow CroMo Front 100mm, Hollow CroMo Rear 130mm, and Hollow CroMo Rear 135mm. These devices have hollow skewers. They were sold individually or with SunRinglé front and rear wheels with model names Black Flag, Disc o Flea, Charger, STR8 Track, Accelerator R3.00C and Accelerator T3.0C. "Ringlé" is stamped on the lever. Quick release devices with a solid skewer are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from June 2007 through May 2008 for about $17.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop riding bicycles with the recalled quick release devices immediately, remove the quick release device and bring it to their local bike dealer or retailer for a free inspection and replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Hayes Bicycle Group at (888) 686-3472 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hayesbicycle.com
Quick-release devices with a hollow skewer, as shown in the left, are included in this recall.
Quick-release devices with a solid skewer, as shown in the right, are not included in this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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