CPSC – FLO Cycling Recalls Rim Tape Due to Fall Hazard

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Picture of recalled FLO cycling rim tape

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Picture of recalled FLO cycling rim tape

Bicycle Wheel Rim Tape

The rim tape can fail and break under pressure. When this happens, the inner tube of the bicycle can puncture or burst. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.

FLO Cycling: (888) 959-8312 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or http://www.flocycling.com for more information.

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The rim tape is a yellow plastic strip that was provided for free with the purchase of FLO 60, FLO 90 and FLO DISC wheels. The number 700X18 A/V is printed on the tape. The serial number is located either on the wheel rim under the tube or on the outer edge of the disc wheel. The following serial numbers are included in this recall:

The firm has received four reports of exploding inner tubes and flat tires. No injuries were reported.

Consumers should contact FLO Cycling to receive a $5 refund for each wheel purchased. The firm is contacting consumers who purchased wheels with the recalled rim tape directly.

Consumer Contact: FLO Cycling: (888) 959-8312 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or http://www.flocycling.com for more information.

FLO Cycling’s website from May 2012 through July 2012 with the purchase of FLO wheels. The wheels cost between $375 and $700.

FLO Cycling LLC of Las Vegas

Taiwan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

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