Salsa Cycles Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard

Salsa Vaya and La Cruz bike forks can bend above the disc brake mount.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: June 12, 2013
Recall number: 13-213
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  • Recalled Salsa La Cruz bicycle fork

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    Recalled Salsa La Cruz bicycle fork

  • Batch code stamped on recalled bicycle fork’s steerer tube

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    Batch code stamped on recalled bicycle fork’s steerer tube

  • Salsa Vaya bicycle frameset

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    Salsa Vaya bicycle frameset

  • Salsa Vaya bicycle frameset

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    Salsa Vaya bicycle frameset

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Salsa Bicycle Forks

Hazard:

The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Consumer Contact:

Salsa Cycles; toll-free at (877) 774-6208 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.salsacycles.com and click on the Fork Recall button for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 1,700

Description

This recall involves all Salsa Vaya bicycle forks stamped with the batch codes 2011 02 21, 2011 04 11, 2011 06 14 and 2011 09 09 and all Salsa La Cruz bicycle forks stamped with the batch codes 2011 03 01, 2011 04 08, 2011 05 30 and 2011 09 09. The batch code is stamped on the steerer tube. The forks are made of tubular chromoly steel and can be installed on any bicycle that takes a threadless 1 1/8 inch steerer tube. They were sold individually and as original equipment on Salsa Vaya bicycles and framesets.  Salsa Vaya bicycle forks are orange or dark gray.  La Cruz bicycle forks are black.  The manufacturer’s insignia “CWI” is stamped on the steerer tube. “Salsa” is printed on the bicycle’s frame. 

Incidents/Injuries

Salsa Cycles has received eight reports of forks bending above the disc brake mount. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Salsa Vaya and La Cruz bicycle forks and contact a Salsa dealer for a free inspection, replacement fork or a full refund.

Sold at

Bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from February 2011 through June 2012 for about $100 individually for La Cruz forks and on Salsa Vaya bicycles for between $1,300 and $1,600.

Importer

Salsa Cycles, of Bloomington, Minn., (a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products, Inc.)

Manufacturer

CWI, of Taiwan

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • Recalled Salsa La Cruz bicycle fork

  • Batch code stamped on recalled bicycle fork’s steerer tube

  • Salsa Vaya bicycle frameset

  • Salsa Vaya bicycle frameset