|November 2, 2004
CPSC, Quality Bicycle Products Announce Recall of Bicycle Forks
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Salsa Campeon Bicycle Fork
Units: About 500
Manufacturer/Importer: Quality Bicycle Products, Inc., of Bloomington, Minn.
Hazard: The steering tube on the bicycle fork can crack or break, causing a sudden loss of steering control and causing a fall hazard to bicyclists.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been two reports of forks cracking or breaking, including one incident resulting in abrasions and bruises to the rider.
Description: The recall involves carbon fiber/aluminum forks included with the Salsa model F-01 Campeon frame set in either White/Black or Red/Black color combinations. Units included in this recall have a code of CK, DA, or DB and a serial number from 03400 to 04600. The model number, date code and serial number are located on a label at the base of the steerer tube near the crown of the fork.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from April 2004 through June 2004. The Salsa frameset that included the recalled bicycle fork sold for about $940.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Contact your local Salsa dealer to schedule a free repair. Salsa dealers have notified consumers directly about this recall.
Consumer Contact: Owners of the recalled bicycle forks should immediately stop using the product and contact their Salsa dealer directly. Authorized Salsa dealers can be found online at www.salsacycles.com. Consumers who do not live near an authorized Salsa dealer should call Quality Bicycle Products, Inc. at (952) 941-9391 ext. 2004 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or send e-mail to email@example.com for assistance.
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