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Fox Factory Recalls Mountain Bike Shock Absorbers Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

  • FACTORY Series FLOAT X2
  • PERFORMANCE Series FLOAT X
  • 2016-2017 FACTORY Series Reservoir Decal
  • 2016 PERFORMANCE Series Reservoir Decal
  • 2017 PERFORMANCE Series Reservoir Decal
  • 2016-2017 FACTORY and PERFORMANCE Series Air Sleeve Decal
  • Serial Number on Eyelet Version
  • Serial Number on Yoke Mount Version
  • Yoke Mount Without Serial Number (included in recall)
Name of Product:
Mountain bike rear shock absorbers
Hazard:

The bicycle’s rear shock absorber outer sleeve can rupture, allowing the sleeve to come in contact with other bicycle parts or the rider, posing a fall and injury hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
November 01, 2016
Units:
About 6,100 (in addition, about 1,200 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Fox toll-free at 855-360-3488 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall@ridefox.com or online at http://ridefox.com/recall and click on the recall link for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This  recall involves all model year 2016 and some 2017 FLOAT X2 bicycle rear shock absorbers sold both individually and installed on YT, Giant, Pivot, Intense, Ibis, Scott, Trek, GT, Knolly, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Diamondback, Morpheus, Foes Racing, Orbea and Canyon full-suspension mountain bikes and frames. The solid black or black and gold FLOAT X2 shocks have an air sleeve construction. FLOAT X2 is printed on the external reservoir connected to the blue compression and red rebound adjusters that have X2 and RVS laser etched on them. Recalled shocks do not have a “250 psi max” label directly under the air fill boss on the outer sleeve of the shock.  Recalled shocks and bike models can be identified at http://ridefox.com/recall.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled rear shock absorbers and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair. Consumers unable to return their bicycles should contact Fox for instructions on receiving a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received seven reports of the shock absorber outer sleeve rupturing. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Independent bike stores nationwide, online at Jenson USA, Pro Bike Supply, Universal Cycles, Go-ride.com and other online bike retailers from March 2015 through September 2016. The shocks were installed as original equipment on full-suspension mountain bikes and frames sold for between about $2,700 to $10,000 and sold individually as an aftermarket accessory for about $600.

Manufacturer(s):

Fox Factory, Watsonville, Calif.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
17-022
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
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.
For lifesaving information:
SaferProducts.gov