Felt Bicycles Recalls Cyclocross Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /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
Name of Product: 2007/2008 Felt F1X Cyclocross Bicycles
Units: About 1,500
Importer: Felt Bicycles, of Irving, Calif.
Manufacturer: Aprebic/EVO Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan
Hazard: The bicycle's fork steerer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control and fall, posing a risk of injury.
Incidents/Injuries: Felt Bicycles has received six reports of the
bicycle forks breaking, including two reports of minor cuts and scrapes.
Description: The recall includes all 2007/2008 Felt F1X Cyclocross
Bicycles. These bicycles are available in semimatte black and have
aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steerer tubes.
Sold by: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from July 2006 through April 2009 for between $1,400 and $1,500.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled
bicycles and contact a local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free
inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Felt Bicycles toll-free at
(866) 433-5887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.feltracing.com.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports
that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a
different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by
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