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Marzocchi Recalls Certain 2008 Forks

Published February 10, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tenneco-Marzocchi s.r.l, have issued a voluntary recall of some 2008 forks.

The suspension system on bikes with the recalled forks (roughly 70) could become completely compressed and fail to return to its original position after a forceful landing. This can cause riders to lose control of the bicycle and crash. The forks can also expand forcefully if repair is attempted by the consumer, posing a risk of serious injury.

The firm has eight reports of damaged forks outside the U.S., including a report of an injury from a fall.

The recalled bicycle forks were sold for installation on mountain bikes. The recall involves certain 2008 model year 888RC3 and 888RC3WC suspensions with date codes beginning with T07D07, T07D08 and T07D09. The forks are white or black with red and black artwork on the legs.

These forks were sold at various bicycle parts distributors and retailers nationwide from July 2007 through September 2007 for between $1,000 and $1,700. They were manufactured in Taiwan.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycle forks immediately, and return them to the dealer where purchased for a free repair. Consumers should not attempt to repair the forks.

For additional information, contact Marzocchi at (800) 227-5579 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday, email the firm at Techinfo@Marzocchiusa.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.marzocchi.com.

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