|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2002
Release # 02-229
|Marin's Recall Hotline: (800) 876-9840
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
Marin has received two reports of the steer tube breaking off, resulting in two injuries that included broken bones, broken teeth, cuts and abrasions.
The recall involves Marin-brand mountain bikes with aluminum frames. There are seven model bikes with 11.5-inch frames and one model with a 13.5-inch frame. The 11.5-inch bikes have the following model names: Bobcat Trail, Hawk Hill, Palisades Trail, Pioneer Trail, Nail Trail, Stinson and Rocky Ridge. The 13.5-inch model has the model name Quake. The model name is written on the top tube of the mountain bikes. To determine the size of the frame (11.5-inch or 13.5-inch), measure from the center of the crank arm to about 1 inch below the seatpost clamp.
Independent bicycle stores nationwide sold these mountain bikes from August 1998 through July 2002 for between $280 and $900.
should stop using the recalled bikes immediately and contact Marin Mountain
Bikes to learn where to take their bikes to have the frames replaced free
of charge. For more information, contact Marin at (800) 876-9840 between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's web site