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QBP recalling some Salsa forks

Published June 12, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling about 1,700 Salsa brand forks because they can bend above the disc brake mount. The forks were sold individually and with the Salsa Vaya and Salsa La Cruz framesets and complete bikes.

Earlier this year QBP enacted a recall of some Puglsey fat bike forks for a similar problem. According to a CPSC recall notice, the Salsa forks were manufactured by CWI in Taiwan; the Pugsley forks were manufactured by Aprebic Industry Co. Ltd. in Taiwan.

This recall involves all Salsa Vaya forks stamped with the batch codes 2011 02 21, 2011 04 11, 2011 06 14 and 2011 09 09 and all Salsa La Cruz forks stamped with the batch codes 2011 03 01, 2011 04 08, 2011 05 30 and 2011 09 09. The batch code is stamped on the steerer tube as shown in the photo below.

The forks were sold from February 2011 through June 2012. The chromoly Salsa Vaya forks are orange or dark gray.  La Cruz bicycle forks are black.  The manufacturer’s insignia “CWI” is stamped on the steerer tube.

Salsa Cycles has received eight reports of forks bending above the disc brake mount. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using bikes equipped with the forks and contact a Salsa dealer for a free inspection, replacement fork or a full refund.

More information: www.salsacycles.com.

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