Campus Cruisers Recalls Bicycles Due to Front Fork Failure
WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 .
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from over 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.
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