Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information
and Public Affairs
RockShox Recall Hotline: (866) 888-6192
|Release # 01-011
RockShox Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle Forks
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), RockShox Inc., of Colorado
Springs, Colo., is voluntarily recalling about 220,000 front suspension
bicycle forks worldwide. The compression rods inside these forks can break,
causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall, and possibly suffer
RockShox has received 23 reports of compression
rods in these forks breaking, and two reports of injuries. Injuries included
a concussion, a sprained wrist, scrapes and bruises.
Only 2001 Judy TT, Judy TT Special, Jett
and Metro model RockShox front suspension bicycle forks are included in
this recall. They have serial numbers beginning with "01." The serial number
can be found engraved on the back side of the fork's crown and on a bar
code sticker attached to the fork's lower leg. "RockShox" and the model
name are written on the bicycle forks. These forks were sold as original
equipment on numerous brands and models of bicycles. These forks also were
Bicycle dealers nationwide sold these
forks with bicycles and separately from July 2000 through October 2000.
Bicycles with these forks sold for between $399 and $1,300, and forks alone
sold for between $89 and $149.
Consumers should stop riding bicycles
with the recalled forks immediately, and return them to the bicycle dealer
where purchased for inspection and repair if needed. A list of bicycle
brands and models sold with these forks can be found here,
or for this list and more information, call RockShox at (866) 888-6192
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's web
site at http://www.rockshox.com/nonflash/recall/rockshox_recall_information.htm,
or write to: RockShox Inc., Customer Service Dept., 1610 Garden of the
Gods, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.
Judy TT Special
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury
or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or
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and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall
information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.