BMC Recalls Three Models of Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard; Bicycle Forks Can Break

The bicycle forks on BMC Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge bikes can crack or break above the brake mount.

Recall date: May 15, 2014
Recall number: 14-183
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  • Black and Yellow Aprebic Bike Fork

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    Black and Yellow Aprebic Bike Fork

  • Black and Red Aprebic Bike Fork

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    Black and Red Aprebic Bike Fork

  • Alpenchallenge Rival Bicycle

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    Alpenchallenge Rival Bicycle

  • Alpenchallenge  Tiagra Bicycle

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    Alpenchallenge Tiagra Bicycle

  • Masschallenge Bicycle

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    Masschallenge Bicycle

  • Urbanchallenge Bicycle

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    Urbanchallenge Bicycle

Recall Summary

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.

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.

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Recall Details

Units

About 160

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.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

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

Sold at

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

Importer

BMC, of San Diego, Calif.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • Black and Yellow Aprebic Bike Fork

  • Black and Red Aprebic Bike Fork

  • Alpenchallenge Rival Bicycle

  • Alpenchallenge Tiagra Bicycle

  • Masschallenge Bicycle

  • Urbanchallenge Bicycle