U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: RockShox Recall Hotline: (866) 888-6192
October 12, 2000 CPSC CONTACT: Kim Dulic
Release # 01-011 (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
RockShox Contact: Rene Cormier
(719) 278-2914

CPSC, 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 serious injuries.

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 sold separately.

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. 

Bicycle Fork

Judy TT





Bicycle Fork

Judy TT Special





Bicycle Fork

Jett

Bicycle Fork

Metro



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 visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. For information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call the above numbers or visit the web site at http://cpsc.gov/about/who.html. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov. 

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Last modified: November 28, 2000