|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2002
Release # 02-158
|Rocky Mountain Recall Hotline: (800) 663-2512
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
Rocky Mountain Bicycles have received one report of an incident where the rear wheel separated from the bicycle. The rider sustained minor abrasions due to the crash.
This recall involves 16.5-, 18- and 19-inch Slayer and Edge full- suspension, mountain bicycles. The Slayer model is black metallic with red decals on the top tube and downtube that read "Slayer" and "Rocky Mountain." The Edge model is royal blue with yellow decals on the top tube and downtube that read "Edge" and Rocky Mountain." "Made in Canada" is printed on decals on both model bicycles.
Specialty bicycle shops sold the bicycles nationwide from January 2001 through February 2002. The "Edge" model sold for about $1,750 and the "Slayer" for about $2,150.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a free repair. For more information, consumers can contact Rocky Mountain Bicycles at (800) 663- 2512 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.bikes.com.
Bicycles with the letter "S" stamped on the chainstay yoke are not involved in this recall.