Marzocchi Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Crash Hazard and Risk of Injury during Repair WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Marzocchi today announced a voluntary recall of Bicycle Forks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 227-5579
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Marzocchi Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Crash Hazard and Risk of Injury during Repair
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.
Name of Product: Bicycle Forks
Units: About 70
Manufacturer: Tenneco-Marzocchi s.r.l., of Bologna, Italy
Hazard: The suspension system on bikes with the recalled forks could become completely compressed and fail to return to its original position after a forceful landing. This can cause riders to lose control of the bicycle and crash. The forks can also expand forcefully if repair is attempted by the consumer, posing a risk of serious injury.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has eight reports of damaged forks outside the U.S., including a report of an injury from a fall.
Description: The recalled bicycle forks were sold for installation on mountain bikes. The recall involves certain 2008 model year 888RC3 and 888RC3WC suspensions with date codes beginning with T07D07, T07D08 and T07D09. The forks are white or black with red and black artwork on the legs.
Sold at: Various bicycle parts distributors and retailers nationwide from July 2007 through September 2007 for between $1,000 and $1,700.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycle forks immediately, and return them to the dealer where purchased for a free repair. Consumers should not attempt to repair the forks.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Marzocchi at (800) 227-5579 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, e-mail the firm at Techinfo@Marzocchiusa.com, or visit the firmís Web site at www.marzocchi.com
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