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Description: December 1, 1994 Release # 95-031 WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of its ongoing investigation of injuries associated with mountain bikes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the following three companies are announcing the recall or retrofit of about 186,700 mountain bike seat posts. The seat posts have clamp bolts under the seat which may break or fracture, depending on the make and model, resulting in loss of bicycle control and serious injury to the rider.Since the summer of 1994, the companies and CPSC have received at least 25 reported incidents of seat post breakage, resulting in 17 claimed injuries.The following companies are participating in this recall: COMPANY MAKE/MODEL DISTRIBUTION DATES PROBLEM SpecializedBicycleComponentsMorgan Hill, CA(800) 214-1468 Polygon PM-215Delta DP127;and DP510 8/93-11/94130,000 units Cracking or fracturing of the seat post clamp bolt. Cannondale Corp.Georgetown, Conn.800-BIKEUSA Polygon PM-215 1994;1994 1/2;1995 models42,753 units Cracking or fracturing of the seat of the seat bolt. Fisher BicycleA Divison ofthe TrekBicycle Corp.Waterloo, Wis.800-879-8735 Polygon PM-215on Advance andRangitoto - GaryFisher models 8/93-12/9314,000 units Cracking or fracturing of the seat of the seat bolt. CPSC and the companies urge consumers to stop using bicycles that have these model seat posts and immediately contact the manufacturer or a local authorized dealer. Owners of recalled seat posts will receive instructions to take their bikes to the place of purchase for a FREE repair and replacment seat post clamp bolt assembly [Source]

Recall Information

Recall Date12/01/1994
Recall ID5602
Recall Number95031
Product TypeBicycles & Accessories
HazardFall
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