Surly Bikes Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard
Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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Name of product: Surly Pugsley Bicycle Forks
Hazard: The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Remedy: Refund, Replace
Consumer Contact: Surly Bikes; toll-free at (877) 946-9333 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.surlybikes.com and click on the Safety Recall button for more information.
Units: About 975
Description: This recall involves Surly Pugsley 100mm and 135mm bicycle forks made of tubular chromoly steel. “Surly” is printed on both legs of the fork. “Puglsey” is printed on the fork’s packaging and on the frame of bikes with the recalled forks. Surly Pugsley 100mm bicycle forks were sold individually only. They are black, have triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom, and have date code 2012 03 20 stamped on the steerer tube. Surly Pugsley 135mm bicycle forks were sold individually and as part of 2013 model year complete bicycles. The 135mm forks are black, yellow or red and are stamped with date code 2012 06 19. Model number FK3175, FK3181 or FK0706 is printed on the packaging for forks sold individually. Surly Pugsley bicycle models FM3110-3114, FM3175-79, BK3110-14 and BK3175-79 were sold with the recalled forks as original equipment. The bicycle’s model number is printed on the bicycle’s packaging.
Incidents/Injuries: Surly Bikes has received one report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Surly bicycle fork and contact a Surly dealer for a free inspection and replacement or a full refund. Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from May 2012 through February 2013 for about $100 individually or on Surly Pugsley bicycles for about $1,750.
Importer: Surly Bikes, of Bloomington, Minn., a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products, Inc.
Manufacturer: Aprebic Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan
Manufactured in: Taiwan
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired.
There’s some interesting comments and pictures on the MTB forum about these forks.
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