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Magura USA Recalls Bicycle Suspension Forks Due to Crash Hazard

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Recall Date:
December 23, 2008

Recall Details

December 23, 2008
Alert #09-715

 

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: Durin Race 80/100 Bicycle Suspension Forks

Units: About 320

Importer: Magura USA, of Olney, Ill.

Manufacturer: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KH, of Germany

Hazard: The front bicycle suspension fork can break, causing the rider to crash.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported in the U.S. One reported overseas.

Description: The suspension fork is located on the bicycle's front wheel. They are white or black. "Magura" and "MD100R" or "MD80R" are printed on the forks.

Sold by: Magura USA, bicycle stores, and various Web sites including www.magura.com, from October 2007 through December 2008 for about $800.

Manufactured in: Germany

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled suspension forks and contact Magura or visit www.magura.com, to determine if your bicycle fork is included in the recall and, if it is, to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Magura at (800) 448-3876 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.magura.com

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