|Originally issued November 8, 2004
Revised September 16, 2009
Note: Phone number change, email address replaces web site.
CPSC, Answer Products Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle Suspension Forks
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately until the travel upgrade is installed.
Name of Product: Manitou Bicycle Suspension Forks
Units: About 8,032
Manufacturer/Importer: Answer Products, Inc., Valencia, CA
Hazard: The top of the Manitou bicycle suspension fork, when fully compressed, may contact the front tire, resulting in a loss of control of the bicycle and presenting a fall hazard to a bicyclist.
Incidents/Injuries: One report of a Manitou Stance allowing the tire to rub against the top of the fork. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves 2005 Manitou Nixon, Stance and Sherman bicycle suspension forks installed on various high-end mountain bicycles. The Manitou bicycle suspension forks have the model names printed on the sides of the lower leg portions of the fork. Specific models are listed in the table below.
||Comp, Platinum, Super and Super Plus 145 Suspension Fork
Elite 115-145 Suspension Fork
||Jumper 110 Suspension Fork
||Static 80 & 100 Suspension Fork
Blunt 100 & 130 Suspension Fork
Flow 100-130 Suspension Fork
Sold at: Retailers and distributors have sold bicycles with the affected forks from July 2004 through September 2004 for over $1,000.
Manufactured in: USA and Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should check the back of the lower leg portion of the fork for a decal stating "Tire Clearance Upgrade Installed". If absent, consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact Answer to arrange for a free travel upgrade kit to be installed at no cost. Consumers should discard the old Owners' Manual and contact Answer to send a free Owners' Manual.
Consumer Contact: Contact Answer Products, Inc. at 888.MTN.DISC (888.686.3472) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household
chemicals -– 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
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.