|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2002
Release # 02-236
|Bicycle Recall Hotline: (800) 423-0273
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
Answer Products has received 18 reports of these adjusters separating from the fork and being projected at riders, causing four consumers to suffer cuts, bruises and one chipped tooth.
The recalled 2002 model forks were installed on Specialized Rockhopper A-1 Comp and Mongoose Hot Link Sommet series bicycles. "MANITOU" is printed on the side of the fork and the model name - "Six Elite" and "Six Super" - is printed on the arch of the fork and on the side of the fork leg. The bicycles were manufactured in Asia.
Bicycle stores nationwide and mail-order catalogs sold these bicycles from January 2002 through August 2002 for between $800 and $900.
should immediately stop riding these bicycles and call Answer Products
Inc. at (800) 423-0273 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday
or log on to the company's website at www.answerproducts.com/safetynotice.htm
to determine if your bicycle is among the recalled models. Consumers
should take their bicycle to the dealer where it was purchased or to any
authorized Answer Products dealer for a free repair.