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Ballistic front suspension forks

Description: By Us International Co. Ltd. Bicycle Fork Recall NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2001 Release # 01-091 (revised) Bicycle Recall Hotline: (877) 211-3525 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076 CPSC, By Us International Co. Ltd. Announce Expanded Recall of Bicycle Forks Installed on Mountain Bicycles WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), By Us International Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, is recalling about 40,000 Ballistic front suspension forks installed on certain mountain bicycles. The forks on these bicycles can break apart, causing riders to lose control and fall. By Us International Co. previously announced the recall of 13,500 of these forks in May 2000. The firm has since disclosed that more of these forks are included in the recall. There have been 26 reports of forks on these bicycles breaking resulting in nine riders, including teenagers, suffering serious head and bodily injuries, abrasions, bruises and chipped teeth. The recalled forks were installed on Mongoose S-20 and MGX S-20 bicycles, which are orange, and the Roadmaster Ridge Rider bicycles, which is red. The forks on these bikes are black with decals that read "BALLISTIC" and "105" on the sides of the suspension fork legs. Discount department stores, including Wal-Mart, and toy stores sold the bicycles with these forks nationwide from June 1998 through June 2000 for between $125 and $150. Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycles and call the firm to determine if the fork on their bike is part of the recall. Consumers should have the serial number of the forks available. The serial number is located on the inside of the suspension fork leg. Consumers with recalled forks will receive a free replacement fork and free installation. For more information, call (877) 211-3525 toll-free between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their web site at www.mongoose.com. The recalled bikes have the following serial numbers. 98025001 through 98030000 98031051 through 98033050 BA10021201 through BA10029200 BA10044001 through BA10049000 BA10050001 through BA10051000 BA10052001 through BA10053000 BA10054001 through BA10058000 BA10059251 through BA10067750 BA10067791 through BA10069390 BA10069703 through BA10077102 BAX0001251 through BAX0006750 BAX0006781 through BAX0007080 [Source]

Ballistic front suspension forks Recall Information

Recall Date02/23/2001
Recall ID461
Recall Number01091
Product TypeBicycles & Accessories
HazardVehicle Accident
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