Ohlins Recalls Bicycle Forks Sold on Specialized Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

Source: Consumer Recalls (CPCSC)
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:00AM

Name of product: Front air Suspension Bicycle Forks Hazard:

The air cartridge can abruptly spring out of the stanchion tube, posing fall and injury risks to the rider.

Remedy: Repair Recall date: November 27, 2018 Units: About 5,400 (In addition, about 550 were sold in Canada) Consumer Contact:

A -- hlins at 877-922-3877 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ohlins.com and click on "Recall" for more information or Specialized Bicycle at 800-722-4423 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.specialized.com and click on "SAFETY NOTICES" for more information.

Recall Details In Conjunction With: Description:

This recall involves A -- hlins branded RXF36 Air and RXF34 Air suspension forks sold as aftermarket equipment and as original equipment on some Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse, and Levo mountain bicycles. A bicycle fork is the part that holds the front wheel. The recalled forks are black with "A -- HLINS" written in gold on each of the fork lowers. They have "RXF36" or "RXF34" printed across the fork arch. RXF36 Coil Forks (no air valve on the right-side top cap and "TTX" and "Coil" written on the back of the left fork lowers) are not included in this recall.

  Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized A -- hlins or Specialized retailer for a free repair of the front fork.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firms have received four reports in the United States of the air cartridge abruptly springing out of the fork stanchion tube, including a report of a bruised shoulder and a broken rib.

Sold At:

Bicycles sold at authorized Specialized Retailers nationwide from January 2016 through September 2018.  A -- hlins bicycle forks sold as aftermarket accessories through authorized Specialized retailers, independent retailers, including Jenson USA, Fanatik Bike Co. and online at www.backcountry.com for between about $1,000 and $1,250.

Manufacturer(s):

A-pro Tech Co., Ltd, of Taiwan

Importer(s):

A -- hlins Racing AB, of Upplands VA¤sby, Sweden and Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Manufactured In: Taiwan Recall number: 19-040 Report an Incident Involving this Product This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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