NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2002 
Release # 02-208 
Seat Post Recall Hotline: (800) 234-2725 
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183 

CPSC, Cane Creek Announce Recall of Bicycle Suspension Seat Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cane Creek Cycling Components (Cane Creek), of Fletcher, N.C., is voluntarily recalling about 7,700 bicycle suspension seat posts. The seat post's cradle, which attaches to the bicycle seat, can break, posing the risk of falls and serious injury to riders.

Cane Creek has received 18 reports of cradles breaking; though, no injuries have been reported.

The recalled THUDBUSTER Suspension Seat Posts are black and silver and have a range of serial numbers between 10894 and 18710. The serial number can be found inside the seat post's tube toward the bottom of the post. The words, "Cane Creek" and "Thudbuster" are also printed on the seat post. The seat posts are made in the U.S.

Independent bicycle dealers nationwide sold these seat posts between November 2000 and June 2002 for about $140.

Consumers should stop using these seat posts immediately and return them to the company for a free repair. Consumers should contact Cane Creek Cycling Components at (800) 234-2725 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.canecreek.com.
 

Picture of Recalled Bicycle Suspension Seat Post