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SBS Recalling Redline Conquest Bikes

Published July 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with distributor Seattle Bike Supply, has issued a voluntary recall of about 330 Redline Conquest Cyclocross bikes from 2010.

The bicycle fork's legs can separate from the fork crown and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury.

The firm has received five reports of cracks near the fork's crown.

This recall involves all 2010 Redline Conquest Cyclocross bicycles and framesets. The bicycles and framesets were sold in yellow and black, and have aluminum frames and aluminum forks with aluminum steering tubes. "Redline" is printed on the bicycle frame. The bicycles are equipped with a 700C wheel and frame sizes ranging from 44cm to 60 cm.

These were sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide between July 2009 through May 2010 for about $1,400 for the bicycle and $400 for the frameset. They were manufactured in Taiwan.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets and contact their local Redline bicycle dealer to receive a free fork replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Redline Bicyles at (800) 283-2453 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.redlinebicycles.com.

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