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BMC Recalls Three Models of Bicycles

  • Black and Yellow Aprebic Bike Fork
  • Black and Red Aprebic Bike Fork
  • Alpenchallenge Rival Bicycle
  • Alpenchallenge  Tiagra Bicycle
  • Masschallenge Bicycle
  • Urbanchallenge Bicycle
Name of Product:
BMC Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge Bicycles with Aprebic Forks
Hazard:
The bicycle forks can crack or break above the brake mount posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 15, 2014
Units:
About 160
Consumer Contact

BMC at (800) 819-4262 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.bmc-racing.com and click on "Service" then click on the "Recall page" link or email at infousa@bmc-switzerland.com for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recall involves certain models of Alpenchallenge, Urbanchallenge and Masschallenge bicycles equipped with full carbon Aprebic bike forks model ACC-A704DN50B.  The fork model number is printed behind the top arch. Specific bicycle models included in the recall are Alpenchallenge AC01 105 Tiagra, Alpenchallenge AC01 Rival, Masschallenge MC01 Team and the Urbanchallenge UC01 Alfine 11. Both the Alpenchallenge and Urbanchallenge bicycles include the 2012 and 2013 model years. The Masschallenge bicycle includes model year 2012. The model year is printed on the top tube of the bike. The bicycles come in black and yellow, or black and red color combinations.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled bicycles immediately and contact their local BMC authorized dealer for instructions on receiving a replacement fork.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold At:
Authorized BMC bicycle dealers nationwide from December 2011 to June 2013 for about $1,000.
Importer:

BMC, of San Diego, Calif.

Importer

BMC, of San Diego, Calif.

Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Recall number:
14-183
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