Reynolds Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2007
Release #08-040

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 798-3040
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm's Media Contact: Jonathan Geran, (866) 798-3040

 

Reynolds Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard

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: Reynolds UL Bicycle Forks

Units: About 330

Manufacturer: MacLean Quality Composites, d.b.a. Reynolds, of West Jordan, Utah

Distributors: Quality Bicycle Products, of Bloomington, Minn., and Security Bicycle Accessories, of Hempstead, N.Y.

Hazard: The fork tips could separate from the fork legs, causing the wheel to come loose from the fork while riding. This could pose a serious fall hazard to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Reynolds UL bicycle fork models with 43 mm and 50 mm rakes and with serial numbers 09100 through 10403. The serial number decal is located on the steer tube. To see the serial number, the fork must be removed from the frame. Some recalled forks are black, have “Reynolds” printed on them, and have a gray and white stripe painted on the legs of the fork. Other recalled forks were painted with a different paint scheme and do not have “Reynolds” printed on them. To determine if a fork is included in this recall, consumers should contact the company.

Sold at: Independent bicycle retailers nationwide from October 2006 through May 2007 for about $500. The recalled forks were included in custom 2007 bicycle frame kits from the following manufacturers: Independent Fabrication, Litespeed, Lynskey Performance Designs LLC., Merlin, Parlee, Rock Lobster, Spectrum Cycles, Strong Frames and Vicious Cycles.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles equipped with the recalled forks immediately and contact Reynolds for a free replacement fork.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Reynolds toll-free at (866) 798-3040 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the company’s Web site at www.reynoldscycling.com/recall or send an email to recall@reynoldscycling.com

Picture of Recalled Reynolds UL Bicycle Forks