Bicycles With R-SYS Wheel Rims Recalled by Mavic USA Due to Crash Hazard WASHINGTON, Feb. 4
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.
Name of product:
Bicycles with R-SYS Front Wheel Rims Units: About 12,000 Importer: Mavic USA, of Haverhill, Mass.
Salomon SAS, of France Hazard: The spokes on the bicycle's front wheel rim can break during use, posing a fall and crash hazard to riders.
Mavic USA has received one report of an injury involving broken teeth.
This recall includes R-SYS and R-SYS Premium front wheel rims. They were sold as original equipment on various bicycle brands and were also sold separately. R-SYS wheel rims are designed for road bikes. "R-SYS" is printed on the front rim of the wheels. The rims are 22mm in diameter, with 16 tubular, unidirectional carbon spokes.
Specialty bicycle retailers from May 2007 through December 2008 for between $700 and $750 for the front wheel of the two-wheel set when sold separately from the bicycle.
Consumers should stop using bicycles with the recalled front wheel rims and contact their bicycle retailer for a free replacement front rim.
For additional information, contact Mavic USA at (800) 664-9228 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mavic.com.