|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 664-9228
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: Bicycles with R-SYS Front Wheel Rims
Units: About 12,000
Importer: Mavic USA, of Haverhill, Mass.
Manufacturer: Salomon SAS, of France
Hazard: The spokes on the bicycle's front wheel rim can break during use, posing a fall and crash hazard to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Mavic USA has received one report of an injury involving broken teeth.
Description: This recall includes R-SYS and R-SYS Premium front wheel rims. They were sold as original equipment on various bicycle brands and were also sold separately. R-SYS wheel rims are designed for road bikes. "R-SYS" is printed on the front rim of the wheels. The rims are 22mm in diameter, with 16 tubular, unidirectional carbon spokes.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers from May 2007 through December 2008 for between $700 and $750 for the front wheel of the two-wheel set when sold separately from the bicycle.
Manufactured in: France
Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles with the recalled front wheel rims and contact their bicycle retailer for a free replacement front rim.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mavic USA at (800) 664-9228 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mavic.com
R-SYS wheel rim
R-SYS logo on wheel rim
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