CPSC, Rolf Prima Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle Wheels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2005
Release #05-217
Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 741-6941
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Rolf Prima Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle Wheels

WASHINGTON , D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: 2003 Rolf Prima Vigor and Elan Bicycle Wheels (rear wheel only)

Units: About 870

Manufacturer: Rolf Prima Inc., of Eugene, Ore.

Hazard: The rear wheel freehub mechanism can malfunction causing no resistance when pedaling. The bicycle rider could lose balance, fall and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.

Description: These 2003 Rolf Prima Vigor and Elan wheels were sold in a front and rear wheel set. Only the rear wheel is affected. "Rolf Prima Vigor" or "Rolf Prima Elan" are written on the wheel rim. The wheel models have serial numbers between 03926 and 06586. The serial number is located on the rim, under the yellow rim tape and is not visible from the outside of the wheel. The tire, tube and rim strip must be removed.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from March 2003 through December 2003 for about $850 per set.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Contact your local bicycle retailer to have them inspect your wheels to determine if they are included in the recall. If so, the dealer will provide a free repair. Repair kits will be available in 6 to 8 weeks.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rolf Prima Inc. at (800) 741-6941 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.rolfprima.com

Picture of Recalled Bicycle Wheel

Picture of Recalled Bicycle Wheel