WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fox has initiated a voluntary recall of certain 2013 Evolution Series forks manufactured between March 1 and November 30, 2012.
The recall involves 32 and 34 Evolution Series bicycle forks with 120 to 160 millimeters of travel with an open cartridge damper. The fork damper cylinder-piston assembly in some units may separate and allow the fork to over extend under certain circumstances, possibly causing the front wheel to detach from the bike while in use.
Fox has received one report of an incident in which a broken damper may have caused the fork to over extend.
The recalled forks were sold as original equipment on 2013 model year Specialized, Trek, Scott, Kona, Cannondale and various other brand bicycles and as aftermarket equipment.
The forks affected were assembled in Fox's Watsonville, California, facility. About 40,000 units total are recalled worldwide, of which about 12,500 were sold in the U.S. and Canada.
Fox has a description of the recalled forks on its website.
For more information, call Fox at (855) 360-3488.