|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 523-6604
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Torelli Imports Announce Recall of Bicycle Tires
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: Bicycle Tires
Units: About 1,100
Manufacturer: Torelli Imports, of Camarillo, Calif.
Hazard: The tire can separate from the wheel, resulting in a flat tire. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Torelli Verona and Lugano Open Tubular bicycle tires with folding Kevlar beads, used to hold the tire to the rim. A red and white label on the sidewall of the Verona model has "Torelli Verona 700 X 23 100-130 psi Handmade Open Tubular" printed on it. A green and white label on the lowed edge of the Lugano model has "Torelli Lugano 700 X 23 100-130 psi Handmade Open Tubular" printed on it. The tires are packaged in red and white boxes with the Torelli logo on the front.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from February 2005 through July 2005 for between $30 to $60.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the tires immediately and contact their local bicycle retailer or Torelli Imports to receive a free replacement tire.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Torelli Imports at (800) 523-6604 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.torelli.com
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