CPSC, Full Speed Ahead Announce Recall of Scatto Bicycle Wheel Quick Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2004
Release #04-227
Full Speed Ahead's Hotline: (877) 743-3372
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Full Speed Ahead Announce Recall of Scatto Bicycle Wheel Quick Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Full Speed Ahead (FSA) Scatto bicycle wheel quick releases

Units: About 1,375 sets

Manufacturer: Full Speed Ahead, Inc. of Woodinville, Washington

Hazard: An internal part in the lever mechanism can break, reducing clamping effectiveness and rendering the unit inoperable, potentially causing a bicyclist to fall.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 12 reports of the quick release mechanism failing, but no injuries have been reported.

Description: The Full Speed Ahead Scatto quick release was sold as standard equipment for RD-400 and XC-300 bicycle wheelsets and also separately. The levers are laser etched "FSA" and the end pieces have a distinctive round shape.

Sold at: Bike shops, catalogs, and Web sites sold the recalled quick releases nationwide from October 2003 through September 2004 for $49.95 per set.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Free replacement. Consumers should stop using the quick releases and call Full Speed Ahead toll-free at (877) 743-3372 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or write to Full Speed Ahead, Inc., 12810 NE 178th St #102, Woodinville, WA 98072.Picture of Recalled wheel quick release