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Fastrax forks on Proflex Arcadia mountain bike suspension forks

Description: December 1, 1994 Release # 95-032 WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of its ongoing investigation of injuries associated with mountain biking, CPSC, and the following four companies are announcing the companies' voluntary recall of about 21,000 mountain bike suspension forks. The forks, which connect the front wheel to the main frame of a mountain bike, may crack, break, or separate, in various locations, depending on the make and model. With a broken suspension fork, riders can lose control of the bike, fall, and seriously injure themselves.Since the summer of 1994, CPSC has received at least 25 reports of bike accidents from suspension forks that broke, cracked, or separated, resulting in 8 injuries.The following companies are participating in this recall: COMPANY MAKE/MODEL DISTRIBUTION DATES PROBLEM MarzocchiSuspensionCtr.Valencia, CA(800) 227-5579 XC50,XC51,XC250,XC400, XC500 1992-19937,000 sold Fork crowns may break or fracture. Girvin Inc.Woonsocket, RI(800)447-3824 Fastrax forkson ProflexArcadia 454/554 5/93-12/932,239 sold Loss of steering from adhesive in fork crown and steer tube. SpecializedBicycleComponentsMorgan Hill, CA(800) 214-1468 Future ShockFS 9/91-11/9312,500 sold Stanchion tubes separate from fork crown. AnswerProducts Inc.Valencia, CA(800) 423-0273 Manitou 2 andM Sport 7/92-12/921,000 sold Fork crowns crack or break. CPSC and the companies urge consumers to stop using bicycles that have these suspension forks immediately and contact the manufacturer or a local authorized dealer. Owners of recalled suspension forks will receive instructions for repairing or replacing the forks [Source]

Fastrax forks on Proflex Arcadia mountain bike suspension forks Recall Information

Recall Date12/01/1994
Recall ID5603
Recall Number95032
Product TypeBicycles & Accessories
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