BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 975 Surly Pugsley chromoly forks. The forks are being recalled because they can bend. The company has received one report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount. No injuries resulted from the reported problem.
QBP is recalling forks with 100- and 135-millimeter spacing.
- The 100-millimeter forks were sold individually only. They are black, have triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom and have the date code 2012 03 20 stamped on the steerer tube.
- The 135-millimeter forks were sold individually and as part of 2013 model year complete bicycles. The 135-millimeter forks are black, yellow or red and are stamped with the date code 2012 06 19 on the steerer tube. Model number FK3175, FK3181 or FK0706 is printed on the packaging for forks sold individually. Surly Pugsley bicycle models FM3110-3114, FM3175-79, BK3110-14 and BK3175-79 were sold with the recalled forks as original equipment. The bicycle’s model number is printed on the bicycle’s packaging.
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled forks and contact a Surly dealer for a free inspection and replacement or a full refund. Consumers can contact Surly Bikes toll free at (877) 946-9333 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.surlybikes.com.
The forks were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from May 2012 through February 2013 for about $100 individually or on Surly Pugsley bicycles, which retailed for about $1,750.
The forks were manufactured by Aprebic Industry Co. Ltd. of Taiwan.