|October 16, 2007
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Rocky Mountain-Solo Bicycles
Units: About 45
Manufacturer: Procycle Group Inc., of Quebec, Canada
Hazard: The head tube can detach from the rest of the frame, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Procycle Group Inc. has received two reports of head tubes detaching from the frames, resulting in shoulder and facial injuries.
Description: This recall involves the Rocky Mountain Bicycles brand of Solo bicycles. The models included in this recall are: 2006 SOLO CR50, 2006 SOLO CR70, and 2007 SOLO CR LTD. The bicycles have a full carbon Columbus frame. "Rocky Mountain" and "Solo" are printed on the head tube.
Sold by: Independent bicycle dealers nationwide from August 2006 through July 2007 for between $2,000 and $5,850.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and return the frame to the bicycle store where purchased to receive a free replacement frame, a full refund, or credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Procycle Group Inc. at (800) 663-2512 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bikes.com
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.
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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