Suntour Bicycle Fork Recall Issued Following Injury Reports From Bolts Breaking
Over 100,000 bicycles are being recalled due to potential problems with bolts on the front fork, which may break and cause the wheel to disconnect from the bike, potentially causing serious injury for the rider.
A SR Suntour bicycle forks recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on June 24, after at least 15 consumer complaints were received involving problems with the bolts breaking during use. To date, the manufacturer is aware of at least two injury reports from falling riders who suffered minor abrasions, cuts, and bruises.
The recall includes Cannondale, Diamondback, Giant, GT, INA International, Schwinn, Scott and Trek brand bicycles equipped with the SR Suntour bicycle fork models M3010, M3020, M3030, NEX and XCT. The recalled fork models have serial numbers in the top row beginning with the letter “K” and ending with a number between 141101 and 150127. The model and serial numbers can be located on the top and bottom of the fork’s crown. The forks display the brand name “SR Suntour” on stickers placed on both sides of the fork legs.
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The CPSC announced that roughly 68,000 bicycles equipped with the recalled forks were sold in the U.S. and another 33,600 were distributed for sale in Canada.
The recalled fork were manufactured in Kunshan, China were they were imported and distributed by SR Suntour North America, of Vancouver, Washington to bicycle stores, sports stores, and mass merchandisers from November 2014 through May 2015 for between $300 and $400 for the bicycles.
Customers are being asked to stop riding the bikes equipped with the recalled forks immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a free inspection and repair. Customers with further questions may contact SR Suntour at 888-820-8458 or visit them online at www.srsuntour-cycling.com and navigate to the Safety Notice for more detail.
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