|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Nicolette Humphries|
|May 14, 1998||(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185|
|Release # 98-110|
SRAM Corp. has received nine reports of chains breaking resulting in two minor injuries, which occurred in the United Kingdom.
The recalled chains are Sachs Power Chains (PC chains) with model numbers PC-41, PC-51, PC-61, PC-80R and PC-91, and are stamped with the date code "F." The model number and date code are stamped on each link of the chain, though are difficult to see. Consumers should have their chains inspected at a local bicycle dealer to determine if they are afffected by this recall.
These chains were sold as part of various 1998 model Giant, Schwinn
and Specialized Bicycles.
|Giant Bicycles||Schwinn Bicycles||Specialized Bicycles|
|ATX-1200||Moab A3||Rockhopper FS|
|ATX-860||Moab A1||Rockhopper Comp FS|
|ATX-865||Moab A1-E||Ground Control|
|ATX-870||Ground Control FSR|
|ATX-890||Ground Control FSR Comp|
|ATX-970||Ground Control FSR extreme|
Bicycle dealers nationwide sold the bicycles using these chains between July 1997 and May 1998 for about $250 to $2,000. Chains also were sold separately during this period through dealers for about $15 to $45.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles which might be equipped with these chains immediately, and arrange to have a free inspection of their chain by a local bicycle dealer. Bicycles with recalled chains will have their chains replaced free of charge. For the location of the nearest dealer, consumers should call SRAM at (888) 588-8140 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday. Recorded information about this recall can be accessed at this number anytime.
SRAM Corp. purchased Sachs Bicycle Components in November 1997.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk 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 and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. 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 via Internet gopher services at cpsc.gov or report product hazards to email@example.com.