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Cervélo SA True Temper Wolf Superlite SL R3, R3 SL, Soloist SL P3 Carbon Framesets Fiber Bicycle Forks

Description: Cervelo SA Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2008 Release #08-368 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 296-3137 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Cervélo SA 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: Wolf SL Carbon Fiber Bicycle Forks Units: About 5,800 Importer: Cervélo SA, of Switzerland Manufacturer: True Temper Composite Material Products Co. Ltd, of Guangzhou, China Hazard: The forks steerer can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries. Incidents/Injuries: Cervelo has received 12 reports of forks cracking or breaking, resulting in one consumer suffering a broken wrist and another suffering minor abrasions. Description: The recalled forks have a clear coating over black painted carbon fiber, with the words “Wolf Superlite” and related logo just below the crown on each fork leg, and the letters “SL” on each leg above the fork blade dropouts. There is a True Temper CRT™ logo on the inside of both fork legs. The recalled forks could have been included on the following bicycle models: R3, R3 SL, Soloist Carbon, Soloist Carbon SL, and certain P3 Carbon framesets and complete bicycles. Sold by: Independent bicycle retailers nationwide from November 2005 through July 2007 for about $475. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled forks and contact their authorized Cervélo dealer to have a free replacement fork installed. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cervélo toll-free at (866) 296-3137 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cervelo.com/WolfSLRecall Media Contact: Peter Donato at Special Assignment Inc. at (416) 964-6118. [Source]

Cervélo SA True Temper Wolf Superlite SL R3, R3 SL, Soloist SL P3 Carbon Framesets Fiber Bicycle Forks Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date08/20/2008
Recall ID4405
Recall Number08368
Product TypeBicycles & Accessories
HazardVehicle Accident
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