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CF Roark Titanium bicycle frame for road bicycles

Description: CF Roark Welding & Engineering Recall of Bicycle Frames Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 March 11, 2005 Alert #05-550 CPSC, CF Roark Welding & Engineering Announce Recall of Bicycle Frames The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Titanium bicycle frame for road bicycles Units: 422 Manufacturer/Importer: CF Roark Welding & Engineering Co. Inc., of Brownsburg, Ind. Hazard: The frames on these bicycles can crack and fail during use, posing a risk of injury to riders. Incidents/Injuries: Roark has received nine reports of bicycle frames cracking, but no injuries have been reported. Description: The recall involves custom titanium bicycle frames for road bicycles manufactured and distributed by Roark. The bicycle frames have a "Titanium" sticker on the top tube and a "Roark" sticker on the down tube. Every bicycle frame is built to the unique specification of each customer and has serial number and manufactured date located on the bottom bracket. Bicycle frames affected have serial numbers 001 through 422. Sold At: Direct Web site sales from January 1997 through December 2004 for between $1,975 and $2,175. Manufactured in: USA Remedy: Consumers should inspect their bicycle frame immediately for a crack in the chain stay bridge area or return the bicycle frame to Roark for inspection. Contact Roark for shipping or delivery instructions, at Roark's expense. The company will offer a $100 discount on their "frame refreshment program," as an incentive for consumers who have their bicycle frame inspected by Roark. Bicycle frames that exhibit a crack in the chain stay bridge area will either be repaired or replaced at no cost to the consumer. Consumer Contact: Call Roark toll-free at (800) 556-3163 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. [Source]

CF Roark Titanium bicycle frame for road bicycles Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date03/11/2005
Recall ID3077
Recall Number05550
Product TypeBicycles & Accessories
HazardVehicle Accident
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