Campus Cruisers Recalls Bicycles Due to Front Fork Failure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2010
Release #10-293
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 260-2721
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Campus Cruisers Recalls Bicycles Due to Front Fork Failure

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: Eastside Fix Bicycle Forks

Units: About 100

Distributor: Campus Cruisers LLC, of Boulder, Colo.

Hazard: The bicycle’s front fork can crack or break, causing a sudden loss of steering control and posing a fall hazard to bicyclists.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of lateral cracks beneath the front fork’s crown. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Campus Cruisers’ Eastside Fix model bicycles. The single speed bicycle has an aluminum frame and fork. The bicycles were sold in royal blue with a white leather seat and white gel grips on the handlebars.

Sold at: Independent bicycle dealers nationwide from March 2010 through May 2010 for about $450.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles with the recalled front forks. Consumers can contact their local Campus Cruisers dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers who are not near an authorized dealer should contact Campus Cruisers for assistance.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Campus Cruisers toll-free at (877) 260-2721 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.campuscruisers.com. Consumers can also email the firm at info@campuscruisers.com

Picture of Recalled Bicycle

Picture of Recalled Bicycle Fork