|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2007
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Raleigh America Recalls Bicycles; Forks Can Break Causing Loss of Control
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms 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 Products: 2007 Raleigh Cadent Bicycles with Carbonage Carbon Forks
Units: About 1200
Importer: Raleigh America Inc., of Kent, Wash.
Manufacturer: Carbonage Technology, of Baoan, China
Hazard: The forks can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Raleigh America has received three reports of forks breaking resulting in injuries including a dislocated shoulder, a concussion and a broken jaw.
Description: The recall involves the 2007 Raleigh Cadent 1.0, Cadent 2.0 and Cadent Carbon bicycle models with carbon forks. "Raleigh" is printed on the down tube of the bicycle, and the model name is printed on the top tube.
Sold at: Raleigh America dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2007 for between $660 and $1930.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and return them to place of purchase. Raleigh bicycle dealers will replace the forks at no charge.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Raleigh America toll-free at (888) 805-6396 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.raleighusa.com
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