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Box Components Recalls BMX Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard

  • Box Components BMX Forks - XE
  • Box Components BMX Forks - XE
  • Box Components BMX Forks - XL
  • Box Components BMX Forks - XL
  • Box Components BMX Forks - XS
  • Box Components BMX Fork Serial Number
Name of Product:
Bicycle forks
Hazard:
The steer tube can become loose in the crown of the fork, posing a fall hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 26, 2016
Units:
About 4,100
Consumer Contact
Box Components toll-free at (888) 279-9691 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.boxcomponents.com and click on "Recall" for more information.

Recall Details

Description:
This recall involves Box Components’ carbon fiber BMX bicycle forks. The forks are black with “BOX” printed in white on the side. The model numbers are printed in white letters on the front face of fork crown. The affected models have one of the following three serial numbers printed above the crown: 140508, 140606 or 140702. The affected models include:
Model Numbers Specification
XE 20 inch, 10 mm
XE 24 inch, 10 mm
XL 20 inch, 10 mm
XL 24 inch, 10 mm
XS 20 inch, 10 mm
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled forks and contact Box Components for a free replacement bicycle fork.
Incidents/Injuries:
Box Components has received 242 reports of loosened tubes. No falls or injuries have been reported.
Sold At:
Independent bike shops and online at www.danscomp.com and www.jrbicycles.com from July 2013 through April 2015 for about $300.
Importer(s):
Box Components Inc., of Anaheim, Calif.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
16-176
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