Salsa Cycles has recalled about 2,500 of their Bearpaw Bicycle Forks. Improper construction can cause the fork to bend or break, which poses a fall hazard to the rider.
No injuries have been reported yet, but cyclists are encouraged to stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Salsa Bearpaw forks, and contact a Salsa dealer for a free inspection and replacement fork.
This recall involves all aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles. The forks have date codes 20130524, 20130710 or 20130826 stamped on the fork steerer, followed by “CWI2201BAN2” and a Salsa compass graphic on the bend of the fork blades. Consumers or the dealer will need to disassemble the front of the bicycle to access the steerer tube with the date code and model information. The forks were sold in “tequila lime” with black paint, “metallic gold,” red and black. The bikes were sold in sizes x-small, small, medium, large and x-large from bicycle stores nationwide and online at various websites, September 2013 to November 2014 for about $250 separately and for between $1,850 and $4,400 for the bicycles.
Salsa Cycles, a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products Inc., of Bloomington, Minn.
Salsa Cycles toll-free at (877) 774-6208 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.salsacycles.com and click on the “Fork Recall” button for more information.
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