Another recall: Campus Cruisers. Such a small number of bikes, it’s hard to imagine anyone here would have one, but just in case — here’s the post from CPSC:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2010
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 260-2721
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Campus Cruisers Recalls Bicycles Due to Front Fork Failure
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Eastside Fix Bicycle Forks
Units: About 100
Distributor: Campus Cruisers LLC, of Boulder, Colo.
Hazard: The bicycle’s front fork can crack or break, causing a sudden loss of steering control and posing a fall hazard to bicyclists.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of lateral cracks beneath the front fork’s crown. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Campus Cruisers’ Eastside Fix model bicycles. The single speed bicycle has an aluminum frame and fork. The bicycles were sold in royal blue with a white leather seat and white gel grips on the handlebars.
Sold at: Independent bicycle dealers nationwide from March 2010 through May 2010 for about $450.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles with the recalled front forks. Consumers can contact their local Campus Cruisers dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers who are not near an authorized dealer should contact Campus Cruisers for assistance.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Campus Cruisers toll-free at (877) 260-2721 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at http://www.campuscruisers.com. Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: